Province faces repair costs to Parks damaged by flood

CTV news reports, “A report commissioned by the Manitoba government says it could cost up to $40 million to repair and rebuild provincial parks devastated by spring floods in 2011.
The report, delivered to the government last year and recently obtained by The Canadian Press, details the damage caused by the flooding — one provincial park stood under water for four months — and sets out three options to rebuild with price tags ranging from $17 million to almost $40 million.”

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Globe and Mail Comments on the Lake St. Martin sega

“When the Lake St. Martin reserve flooded in May, 2011, and residents were ordered to leave, most people thought this would be like every other evacuation – they’d be back in a few days, maybe a couple of weeks at most.

It’s now been almost 2 1/2 years, and those residents are still evacuees, still living in hotels and “temporary” housing in Winnipeg, 225 kilometres south of their ancestral lands.”

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