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‘We’re in need of help!’ Elder pleads for La Ronge fire evacuees

The Energy Centre in Cold Lake, Alberta, where evacuees from northern Saskatchewan forest fires are being housed.

The Energy Centre in Cold Lake, Alberta, where evacuees from northern Saskatchewan forest fires are being housed.

by Brandi Morin, APTN National News, July 8, 2015
COLD LAKE ALTA –Evacuees fleeing the fires in and around La Ronge, Sask say the Red Cross is struggling to keep up with their most basic needs.

More than 1,000 people, many First Nation peoples have been arriving by bus to the city of Cold Lake over the last two days. At the moment, they’re being housed at the local recreation facility.

Many of the elders say that along with the stress of suddenly leaving their homes, some are experiencing a culture shock. Read the rest of this entry