High River town office reopens 10 months after flood
Southern Alberta town hard hit by flooding last June
High River has reopened its town office, another step in the road to flood recovery for the community.
City workers moved back in Monday after working out of several makeshift offices set up around the southern Alberta town.
Following the flood, the lower level of the complex was stripped and completely rebuilt.
"The overall morale is wonderful, lots of people are smiling, very happy to be back in a newly painted, beautiful office,” said Scott McIntyre, the safety advisor for the town, as he unpacked.
Boxes line the hallways and are stacked in cubicles. Many employees expect another month of work until the town office is completely operational.
It has been quite the undertaking so far, according to Kent Blair, manager of the town's information services.
"We have stuff everywhere just because of the fact we had to vacate the municipal building and bringing tons of new people on board – it's created a cardboard nightmare, that's for sure."