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City taking in evacuating campers from Temagami

'The City has an Emergency Management Plan in place for circumstances just like this'
Campers getting registered at Memorial Gardens today. Photo submitted.

The city of North Bay is helping out with the evacuation of a canoe camp in Temagami.  

The City of North Bay has been asked to help with an evacuation of about 100 campers ages 10 to 13 of age who were attending the camp.  

As a result of this request, the Emergency Management Team was engaged and quickly coordinated the logistics for accommodations and meals. 

Several community partners and agencies are also involved in the effort.

“The City has an Emergency Management Plan in place for circumstances just like this,” said Al McDonald, Mayor of the City of North Bay in a release Thursday morning. 

“We are pleased to offer our assistance to the Camp and to help ensure the safety of the young campers as they make their way back home.”

Jason Whiteley, the North Bay Fire Chief, says it is a community team effort. 

“We were able to pull together resources through the support of the Canadian Red Cross, Nipissing University, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit and the Gathering Place to join the efforts of the members of the City’s Emergency Management Team to meet the necessary needs to accommodate the campers that come from many parts of Canada and the United States,” said Whiteley. 

 All campers have arrived and the team is working on meeting their needs. 

The city will provide later in the afternoon after registration of all campers has been completed.



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