The Cold Lake First Nation will be seeing funding to help with the problem of overland flooding. The Government of Alberta announced last week that the nation will be included in an almost $30 million initiative that will help areas deemed prone to flooding. Calgary and Taber were also mentioned as communities getting money to help.
“It’s crucial that we support our communities across the province to be ready to deal with emergencies.” Says Minister of Municipal Affairs Shaye Anderson “They are on the front lines and are the first to respond to keep people and property safe. This new funding will go a long way to help them be even more prepared for future emergencies.”
Cold Lake Fist Nation says the $1.5 million they are receiving will be used to help with drainage as well as enhancing flooding projects done in the past. The nation also hopes building up roadways will help with potable water delivery in the event of a flood.