Gateway Gazette

RCMP Report Provides Closure for High River

 

High River, AB: The recent RCMP report regarding gun seizures that occurred during the 2013 flood has provided closure for High River residents.

“We’re glad the report has been released and provides information that residents have been looking for since it happened,” said Mayor Craig Snodgrass. “It is one more check-mark off the list for our community’s recovery from the flood.”

Over the past 20 months, the Town has been focused on flood mitigation and re-establishing the community as a desirable, vital choice for people to build a quality life.

“The report details the RCMP’s actions a year-and-a-half ago,” said Snodgrass “Our council and administration are concentrating on High River’s future. We want to keep moving forward because that’s what this town needs.”

The 2013 flood was considered Canada’s worst natural disaster, with High River experiencing the greatest impact. Since that time more than seven kilometres of permanent dikes have been built using state of the art flood modeling technology and a robust emergency preparedness program has been implemented which will ensure the town is safe from future high water events.

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