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With spring came extreme flooding across northwestern Ontario, after seven weeks of record rainfall.
Residents in Kenora, Ontario had been issued evacuation orders. Highways were washed out and roadways flooded. With countless road closures, it became impossible for emergency vehicles and health responders to access those in need of help. For Pikangikum First Nation, about 500 kilometers from Thunder Bay, the flooding has impacted major infrastructure and their main source of drinking water. The only road in the community to access food and gas was flooded. Emergency operations with the Independent First Nations Allianc
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