Disaster Assistance Response Team to arrive back in Canada today

TRENTON, Ont. — Members of Canada’s Disaster Assistance Response Team are returning home today after spending a month helping the people of earthquake-stricken Nepal.

They’re due to arrive later today at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in eastern Ontario.

The DART was sent into Nepal within days after a 7.8 magnitude quake rocked the Asian country on April 25, leaving 8,000 dead.

The DART focuses on water purification, medical care and engineering support.

The DART members had some nerve-wracking moments as they did their work amid some powerful aftershocks, and a second earthquake that temporarily cut one of their teams off from their base.

Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole and some of the military’s senior brass will be on hand to greet the DART members when they land in Trenton.

The Canadian Press