Thursday, July 7, 2011
Nearly 500 residents of Deer Lake are being evacuated because of a nearby forest fire. The province is co-ordinating with federal and defence officials to evacuate residents whose health is most at risk. It is expected that about 480 residents will be immediately airlifted by Canadian Forces aircraft to Greenstone.
Two and a half days and counting. That's how long some homes southwest of Kenora have been without power. Hydro One says there are still about 100 customers waiting to have their electricity restored following Monday night's vicious thunder storms. Crews are still working in the area and its expected power will be back on to most homes and cottages by 4:00 this afternoon.