Canmore Flooding

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Staying Put On A Flood Plain

CALGARY - So far less than 10 per cent of Albertans who lost their homes in the June floods have decided to accept a government offer to buy them out.Of the 250 eligible people in the floodway zone, 2...
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Deadline Set For Flood Relief Cash

EDMONTON - Alberta has set a deadline for people who were affected by the devastating June floods to apply for disaster recovery money.The province estimates more than 100,000 people in 30 communities...
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Making Floods Cheaper On The Taxpayer

CALGARY - The Alberta Liberals are calling on the Redford government to implement a provincial flood insurance program.MLA Kent Hehr says it's best to have people paying into an insurance plan in orde...
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Red Cross Puts Out Call For Help

CALGARY - The Canadian Red Cross has raised more than $25 million in donations for flood relief in southern Alberta.But the organization says it could take years to distribute the money, and that more...
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Rebuilding Four Weeks Later

It has been four weeks since floodwaters devastated several communities around southern Alberta in one of the largest natural disasters to ever hit the province. It all started with a deluge of heavy...
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'Build Somewhere Else'

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - A new Alberta flood plan will encourage people to move away from zones prone to high water and will set better protection standards for areas less at risk, says the leader of the p...

Albertans Helping Albertans, Any Way They Can

When the flooding began in Canmore on the night of June 19th, nobody expected that the next few days would become such a nightmare for Southern Alberta. When the water finally began to recede, people transitioned from survival to recovery. Now, we're all learning to live with it. The financial devastation is going to be incredibly difficult for many to handle. Even for those who have policies with insurance companies who are covering some of their damage, the floods have obliterated any budget planning and savings for a lot of families. We've been told for years that many Canadians are carrying too much debt. Something like this increases the burden of that weight and some may break under it.
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TD Insurance Helps Flooded Homes

CALGARY - Another insurance company says it is stepping up to help homeowners in flood-ravaged southern Alberta.TD Insurance says because of the hardship caused by the devastating floods it will pay f...
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Frustration Mounts A Week After Flood

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - Frustration continues to mount for people in High River, Alta., who have still not been allowed back into their homes a week after flood waters ravaged the region.The RCMP has step...
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Our Flood, Our Story

The Alberta floods have washed away homes, lives, hopes and dreams. They came quickly and did away with places we loved, mementos and our sense of safety. But just as quickly, neighbours came to the rescue and strangers became life savers.