Evacuees start heading home in Saskatchewan
SASKATOON — Residents of Pelican Narrows in northern Saskatchewan have begun returning to their homes after being forced out of the community by wildfires at the end of August. Buses loaded up residents at the Travelodge hotel and Henk Ruys Soccer Centre in Saskatoon on Thursday morning to start the journey home.
Others headed out in their personal vehicles for the five-hour drive. Theola Dorion said she has been grateful for the help the people of Saskatoon have given to the evacuees. The provincial government said Wednesday the fire threat to Pelican Narrows and Sandy Bay had abated, leading the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation to lift its evacuation order for the area.