May 16, 2008 - The City of Thunder Bay has been advised that the evacuated residents currently staying in the city from Attawapiskat First Nation will begin returning home this weekend. Five flights are planned beginning at 8:30 am Saturday. Approximately 200 residents will return home tomorrow with the remaining 260 community members returning Sunday, May 18, weather permitting.
Attiwapiskat is one of Nishnawbe Aski Nation's 49 First Nation communities and is located near the James Bay Coast.
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Contact: Valerie Marasco, Communications Officer - Corporate Communications, 625-2438, mobile 621-4151.
Chief Theresa Hall, Attawapiskat First Nation 624-6811.