TOPIC: 2017 QUEBEC FLOODS
Cherished horse, pregnant cow airlifted to safety from flooded Nicola River farms
A small menagerie of marooned animals — including a horse and a pregnant cow — trapped by floods on a patch of road west of Kamloops were flown to safety Monday using a helicopter, a livestock harness, a jury-rigged feed tote net — and a lot of ingenuity.
Flood repair fiasco leaves Quebec couple on the hook to pay back $90K in financial aid
A couple in Deux-Montagnes, Que., hired a contractor to repair their home after a flood, but the repairs were never done. Now, the province is asking the couple to reimburse $90,000.
Quebec hopes to nudge homeowners out of flood zones with disaster relief program
A new disaster relief program, announced Monday by the Quebec government, will set hard caps on the amount of compensation available to homeowners in flood zones, with the goal of encouraging them to move elsewhere.
Gatineau flood victims face eviction from temporary home
An Outaouais couple may be forced to leave their temporary home after the Quebec government told them they'd no longer be supported by the Red Cross, which has hosted them since the devastating 2017 floods.
A year after flooding, retired West Island senior evicted from hotel with no place to call home
One year after Vasiliki Petrisi and her husband were forced from their home due to flooding, they're now being evicted from the hotel room they’ve been living in, leaving them homeless.
Quebec flood victims lose patience as anniversary nears
Île Bizard flood victims Tauseef and Weena Bhatti say they are fed up with navigating the province's complex web of inspections, estimates and documents, all while living in a hotel with their four children for more than eight months.
City of Montreal wants flood victim lawsuits suspended
The city of Montreal is asking a Court of Quebec judge to suspend dozens of lawsuits filed by flood victims in Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
Flood victims in Pierrefonds-Roxboro sue city, borough for negligence
Some homeowners in Montreal’s West Island who were flooded last spring say they’re tired of waiting for action — so they’re taking legal action against the city.
Quebec's flood action plan falls short on prevention, says flood victim
The City of Gatineau says it welcomes the Quebec government's new flood response action plan, but some flood victims worry the plan doesn't go far enough.
Laval flood victim, fed up by slow government response, ready to tear down house
A Laval woman whose home was flooded last spring says that, after months of waiting for the government to respond to her insurance claim, she’s ready to demolish her house.
One-on-one government meetings with Pierrefonds flood victims produce mixed feelings
Officials from the Public Security Ministry, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and from the borough gathered at the Pierrefonds Cultural Centre Thursday to answer questions from flood victims about their inspection reports and compensation claims.
Montreal region is unprepared to predict and manage floods, report says
Although spring floods like the one from last May are expected to be more frequent, a report has found the Montreal region is too uncoordinated to properly prepare for them.
Montreal-area flood victims still in deep water
The frustration is building for some Quebecers whose homes were flooded last spring, and they are demanding answers from the government.
Flood victim's restaurant, home in limbo after Quebec denies financial assistance
With his restaurant still closed, no money coming in and being denied financial assistance, Tekka Grill owner Michael Gad says he may lose his home after historic spring flooding.
Ahuntsic-Cartierville residents demand answers as basements flood again
Many homeowners have yet to repair damage done by spring floods and are still waiting for government assistance.
Homeowners promised flood inspection reports in next 5 weeks
Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux says the Quebec government is ramping up efforts to inspect damaged homes and demystify the claims process for homeowners anxious to get repairs done.
Frustrations come to the fore at Pointe-Claire public consultation on spring floods
Residents packed a conference room at a Pointe-Claire Holiday Inn Monday night to voice their concerns to the Quebec government about its response to the spring flooding earlier this year, and many left frustrated.
Pierrefonds residents highlight government 'negligence' at Montreal Symphony Orchestra concert
Despite rain and a demonstration by disgruntled residents, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra gave a rousing performance in Pierrefonds on Thursday evening.
Montreal Symphony Orchestra performs for flood victims tonight in Pierrefonds-Roxboro
Thousands of people are expected tonight for a free concert by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra to benefit flood victims in the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough.
Residents left scrambling after Quebec bans rebuilding in high-risk flood zones
Some Quebec homeowners and municipalities affected by severe spring flooding are scrambling after the provincial government announced this week it will enforce rules to forbid rebuilding in areas at a high risk of flooding.
West Island man, arrested while trying to help flooded neighbours, granted discharge
A Montreal man who was arrested last month while he was taking part in flood relief efforts has pleaded guilty and been granted an unconditional discharge.
Flood post-mortem will be thorough and objective, says Pierrefonds-Roxboro mayor
Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Jim Beis discussed the borough’s planned review of its flood response on the heels of a tense borough council meeting the previous evening that heard from angry homeowners.
Pierrefonds-Roxboro residents look for answers at borough meeting after flood
Some Pierrefonds-Roxboro residents went to the borough council meeting to share their frustrations and concerns about the way the city dealt with major flooding that hit the area last May.
Why it's flooding in Ontario and Quebec
Residents of western Quebec and parts of Ontario are bracing for a deluge of rain that could make flooding worse, and the storm system responsible for the wet conditions is expected to reach New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Friday night, Environment Canada says.
Volunteers lend flood victims a helping hand in Pierrefonds-Roxboro
More than 200 volunteers gathered in Pierrefonds-Roxboro Saturday morning to help clean up the damage left behind by the major flooding.