ALBERTA

Notley, Nenshi Meet To Discuss Flood Measures

06/23/2015 07:35 EDT | Updated 06/23/2016 05:59 EDT
EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi agree that time is of the essence for building infrastructure to reduce the impact of future floods.

But after meeting with Nenshi in Edmonton today, Notley says her government is not yet ready to roll out a timeline on getting projects built.

Notley's NDP government is considering the merits of a number of projects to prevent a repeat of the 2013 floods that swamped sections of Calgary and forced thousands from their homes.

The premier wants to visit affected communities in southern Alberta and meet with stakeholders, and says she'll get recommendations to cabinet soon.

She says that a review of all infrastructure spending by former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge will not delay decisions on flood mitigation.

Dodge is to file his recommendations before the province brings in its budget in October.

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