Some still wait for 2011 flood help
With potential spring floods looming around Saskatchewan, some people are still waiting for 2011 flood disaster assistance.
According to the province, there are still 1,314 claims from the 2011 flooding that have not been settled.
Among those who applied to the provincial disaster assistance program (PDAP) is Sheila Acton, who owns a small resort business out on Katepwa Lake east of Regina.
The flood hit right before her business launched, but two years later she's still waiting to open.
"[I] was told by PDAP numerous times that I had nothing to worry about, that I was lucky, that I qualified because I was a business, because I was a year round resident," she said.
On Monday, her case was raised at the legislature by the Opposition NDP, which accused the government of dragging its feet.
"Her dreams were crushed," Opposition leader Cam Broten said. "Her dream project sits rotting on the shore of Katepwa."
The minster responsible for flood disaster relief, Jim Reiter, said he didn't know about Acton's specific case, but would have his officials look into it.
He said 85 per cent of claims from 2011 have been settled.
Reiter also said the Saskatchewan Party government has done a better job on flood disaster assistance than the NDP ever did — raising coverage and dropping deductibles.
Acton said she continues to wait.
"I know that there must be other people who have their claims in with PDAP who are in the same situation," she said. "There are probably many others who have been treated unfairly."