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More forest fires likely on way

Nearly a year after the massive wildfire that devastated Fort McMurray, Alta., a climate scientist says there may be more forest fires in Canada this summer.

“If the forecast's right that it's a warmer than normal summer, we'll probably have more fires,” said Mike Flannigan, a meteorologist and professor in the University of Alberta's renewable resources department.

Flooding evacuation underway

KASHECHEWAN, Ont.—An evacuation due to flooding fears is underway at a remote First Nation community in Northern Ontario.

Area MP Charlie Angus says 325 people from Kashechewan First Nation flew to Kapuskasing, Ont. yesterday and another 200 are expected to leave the community today as ice breaks up north of the community along the Albany River.