Chisasibi looks to Hydro-Québec for reassurance in wake of dam breach scare – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201867 Views

Hydro-Québec says full-scale evacuation drill a long way off after dam breach hoax

Oct 09, 2018

In the wake of a hoax about a dam breach last month, Quebec’s public utility, Hydro-Québec, says there are still many steps to take before moving to a full-scale evacuation drill in the Cree community of Chisasibi.

On Sept. 1, Chisasibi spun into a panic because someone spread a false rumour that a nearby dam broke, making residents believe they were in danger and needed to evacuate the area.

Several residents have identified an evacuation drill as something that would reassure them.

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