Evac­uees start head­ing home in Saskatchewan

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - CANADA -

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.

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