POLITICS

New Brunswick mayor awaiting response from government on flood report

09/10/2012 12:20 EDT | Updated 11/10/2012 05:12 EST
PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. - A mayor in northwestern New Brunswick says he's still waiting for the government to take action on a report into last spring's flooding.

The report, released on Aug. 31, suggested moving as many as 72 homes in Perth-Andover to protect them from future flood damage.

Mayor Terry Ritchie called on the government to respond to the report within 10 days following its release.

Wes McLean, the Progressive Conservative member for Victoria-Tobique, says there will be no response from the government today.

However, McLean says he will be making an announcement later this week.

The flood last March 23 forced the evacuation of 500 of the village's 1,780 residents and resulted in about $25 million damage.

(CJCJ)