Tag: 2013 Flood

  • MP for Foothills Opposed to the Springbank Dam Project

    MP for Foothills Opposed to the Springbank Dam Project

    High River, AB – Official Opposition Deputy Critic for Workforce, Employment and Labour and Member of Parliament for Foothills, John Barlow, announced he cannot support the Springbank Dam project proposed by the Alberta NDP government. “The proposed dry dam is intended to protect part of Calgary from future f1ooding and I appreciate that,” said MP Barlow. “But this proposal […]

  • It’s Taken Two Years, but….

    It’s Taken Two Years, but….

    By Pam Jones, Editor. The Bob Lochhead Memorial Campground in Black Diamond is up and running again this year after the devastating 2013 Flood wiped it out completely. Under the expert management of the Foothills Lions Club and site assistants, Stan and Diane, there are currently 27 sites available for campers. The plan is for […]

  • Community Flood Mitigation Projects Help Keep People and Property Safe

    Community Flood Mitigation Projects Help Keep People and Property Safe

    From north to south, and east to west, the Government of Alberta is supporting communities to advance long-term flood protection and drought mitigation in Budget 2015. The first round of Alberta Community Resilience Program grants will support 21 projects in 16 municipalities to erect flood barriers, upgrade water management infrastructure, construct or expand dry ponds […]

  • First Demolitions to Begin in Wallaceville

    First Demolitions to Begin in Wallaceville

    At the request of the Town of High River, four of the most badly damaged structures in Wallaceville will be the first properties demolished starting Monday, February 2, 2015. Demolition of the remaining Government of Alberta owned properties is expected to begin in summer 2015. “The decision to return Wallaceville to an undeveloped state was […]

  • Government Responds to MP Barlow’s Order Questions re: High River Gun Seizure

      January 27, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario Responses to Order Paper questions submitted by John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Macleod, on November 18, 2014 were tabled in the House of Commons yesterday. Mr. Barlow’s questions specifically requested explanations for the seizure of firearms by the RCMP,  and the possible involvement of the Canadian Armed […]

  • Alberta Government to Resolve 2013 DRP Flood Applications by Summer

    The Alberta government is aiming to close out all remaining 2013 Disaster Recovery Program files by increasing the number of caseworkers assisting flood victims and providing nearly $20 million in immediate funding to assist with repairs. In an effort to close out remaining 2013 DRP cases by summer of 2015, government will allocate an additional […]

  • Flood Project Open Houses Set for Calgary and Cochrane

    Flood Project Open Houses Set for Calgary and Cochrane

    Public open houses for the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir are scheduled for Calgary and Cochrane. Representatives from the Government of Alberta and Stantec – the engineering and environmental consultant on the project – will collect feedback and answer questions from residents regarding this key flood mitigation project upstream of Calgary. The Springbank Off-stream Reservoir will be […]

  • “On June 20th, 2013, everything changed ….”

    “On June 20th, 2013, everything changed ….”

    It’s DONE! and ready to be launched! “Stories of the High River Flood” book will be launched on Thursday, November 27 from 3 p.m.to 7 p.m. at the Museum of the Highwood in downtown High River, Alberta. The beautifully bound dark, leather-like book, 12”x 8 ¾”, with copper foiled title, is filled with recollections of […]

  • High River’s Renew Committee and NGOs Ready to Assist

    High River’s Renew Committee and NGOs Ready to Assist

    High River’s Renew Committee and its four Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) – Samaritan’s Purse, Mennonite Disaster Service, Habitat for Humanity and World Renew are encouraging High River residents to seek their assistance. The flood-relief agencies have completed 143 jobs to-date. Some jobs were small – such as wall studding, insulating, installing vapor barriers, dry-walling, mudding, taping, […]

  • Flood Mitigation on Oldman River over Highway 2

    Flood Mitigation on Oldman River over Highway 2

    As part of the Alberta Government’s flood mitigation strategy, crews will build a barrier in the Oldman River to protect Highway 2 from future flood events. During the 2013 flood, the Oldman River shifted to the north causing damage to the bridge on Hwy 2. Emergency repairs were completed to reopen the highway. The purpose […]

  • Temporary Flood Services Coming to an End

    Temporary Flood Services Coming to an End

    Saddlebrook Bus Service The bus service between the Saddlebrook Temporary Neighbourhood and High River will be ending with the closure of Saddlebrook. The service, provided by the Government of Alberta, was established to facilitate the travel of Saddlebrook residents to and from High River for school, work, appointments and community activities. Saddlebrook is expected to […]

  • Alberta takes a natural approach to flood and drought mitigation

    New programs focus on improving watershed health to protect Alberta communities and flood-affected fish habitat. The Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP) and the Southern Alberta Fisheries Enhancement and Sustainability (FISHES) Program will provide a combined $31 million over three years for restoration and enhancement projects in flood and drought-prone areas. “Leveraging the land’s natural […]

  • Government Delays Threatening Arrowwood Businesses: Donovan

    Government Delays Threatening Arrowwood Businesses: Donovan

    VULCAN, AB – Wildrose Agriculture and Rural Development Critic, Ian Donovan, urged the PC government to create a program which would compensate local business owners, after ongoing delays on a southern Alberta bridge reconstruction project continues to impede their livelihoods. On April 3, 2014, the government announced its commitment to the Highway 547 bridge project […]

  • Relocating after Flooding

    Information on relocating a home after flooding, including available compensation Available funding Homeowners living within a floodway may be eligible for relocation compensation. To receive this compensation, apply to the Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) and indicate you live in a floodway. Your application will be flagged. If you have already applied for the Disaster Recovery […]

  • Changes to Alberta’s Disaster Recovery Program

    The Disaster Recovery Program has been updated (July 21, 2014) based on feedback from those affected by the June 2013 floods. Four key changes that may affect DRP clients: 1. Older or vintage homes • DRP may reassess eligibility for older homes or homes with pre-existing structural issues • These homes may be re-assessed if […]