Clarification from Province on Funding for Permanent Flood Protection and Shoreline Rock

Below is correspondence between ALMS and MIT in regards to the Flood Protection program:

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From: Ewashko, Arvid (MIT)
Date: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 8:46 AM
Subject: RE: Flood protection program $20,000 for rock walls etc

To: Cheryl Smith
Our Department is taking over the $20,000 from MASC.

This means that we are covering the 14% deductible on the $20,000.

However, our department does not provide any funding for shoreline rock work.

This means that although the $20,000 is still available to eligible landowners in the Lake Manitoba inundation zone with no deductible, the funds can only be used for permanent flood protection works, such as raising, etc.  The funds cannot be used for shoreline rock work.

Let me know if you have any further questions.
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From: Cheryl Smith
Sent: October-12-12 2:32 PM
To: Ewashko, Arvid (MIT)

Subject: Flood protection program $20,000 for rock walls etc

Hi Arvid, can you please let me know if people can continue using this program after October 31st 2012 and access the funds available. Shoreline protection etc etc.

Cheryl Smith
ALMS president

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Liberals Publish Report on 2011 Flood

Dr. Jon Gerrard, Manitoba Liberal Leader, has tabled his  report on the 2011 flood.

A copy of the report can be found by clicking on the link below:

http://mlp.manitobaliberals.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Final-2011-Flood-Report-by-Dr.-Jon-Gerrard.pdf

 

The Winnipeg Free Press published a commentary which can be found by clicking on the link below:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Gerrard-releases-final-flood-report-criticizes-NDPs-bureaucratic-chaos-172691231.html