URegina hosts wildfire evacuees in residences

July 22, 2021
The University of Regina is hosting over 450 wildfire evacuees from the Shoal Lake Cree Nation and the Red Earth Cree Nation who had to leave their homes due to poor air quality. The evacuees are staying in URegina dorms, and staff members from a variety of departments have offered assistance to help the evacuees feel comfortable. Evacuees on campus have access to amenities such as recreational equipment and facilities, which include the pool and children’s play areas. As the air quality improves, members of the community can return home, though those with respiratory conditions are expected to need to wait longer. CTV News (SK)