Day 6

Did Alberta drop the ball on flood prevention?

Southern Alberta was hit hard by flooding in the spring of 2005. Heavy rainfall led to rising rivers. The flooding left 3 dead and put the province on the hook for 165 million dollars in disaster assistance. There were lessons to be learned - and George Groenveld was put in charge of determining how the province could ready itself if...
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Southern Alberta was hit hard by flooding in the spring of 2005. Heavy rainfall led to rising rivers. The flooding left 3 dead and put the province on the hook for 165 million dollars in disaster assistance. There were lessons to be learned - and George Groenveld was put in charge of determining how the province could ready itself if disaster struck again. He presented the province with his report a year later and it would remain shelved for 6 years. George Groenveld joins Brent to talk about his recommendations and how they could have helped avert disaster in last week's terrible floods.

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