Province not declaring state of emergency over forest fire situation in northwest – TBNewsWatch.com

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Province not declaring state of emergency over forest fire situation in northwest – TBNewsWatch.com

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 202125 Views

As many as 3,000 individuals from First Nations communities have been evacuated so far due to the ongoing threat of forest fires and smoke

THUNDER BAY – Despite calls from opposition members of provincial parliament and First Nation leaders, the provincial government will not be declaring a state of emergency over the wildfire situation in Northwestern Ontario but says it will continue to monitor the situation closely.

“Our government, through Emergency Management Ontario and the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, has committed significant resources to keep communities safe from wildfires across Ontario’s northwest and to support evacuations to host communities across the province,” reads a joint statement issued Monday by Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and Minister Greg Rickford.

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