CFN – The City of Cornwall is waving goodbye to our visitors from Northern Ontario after four days. Mayor Bob Kilger of Cornwall had initiated a State of Emergency in Cornwall to allegedly accommodate our visitors.
No requests from the public were asked during the brief stay of the flood victims.
From the City:
Cornwall’s guests from up north will be bidding the city good-bye today as they return home to Kashechewan Ontario. 360 evacuees are scheduled to board 10 flights departing from the Cornwall Regional Airport today. The first flight departed shortly after 11:30 am.
Flooding concerns have subsided in Kashechewan, which sits on the banks of the Albany River near James Bay. Chief Derek Stephen has recalled his people back to their community.
The Kashechewan residents evacuated to Cornwall included elderly residents, expectant mothers and individuals with pre-existing medical conditions. Over 150 children were also part of that group.
The Federal Government will be covering all expenses related to the evacuation during the past week.
The city has not confirmed if the State of Emergency has been lifted here in Cornwall nor if the Federal government is covering any of the city costs for overtime for poor management that had to come to work on a Sunday.
Geez this was so embarrassing for Cornwall… you can post your comments below.