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Some First Nation evacuees to return home this week

About 100 people who were evacuated from the Kashechewan First Nation in Ontario are returning home this week.

About 1,100 people were airlifted out of the Cree reserve after E.coli, a dangerous bacteria, was found in the water system. The incident sparked a major controversy in Canada as provincial and federal officials trade blame for the conditions on the reserve.

A water purification has since been installed.

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Kashechewan evacuees heading home (CBC 11/18)
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Some Kashechewan Cree clash with law (CBC 11/17)

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