Manitoba Receives Nearly $1.2M for 2007 Storm Damage

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / CHRISD.CA FILE)
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The federal government has provided Manitoba with $1,183,183 for damages caused by wind storms and tornadoes in June 2007.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announced the funding on Monday, which comes from the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA).

The funding will repair damage to private property and community infrastructure suffered between June 23-24, 2007 when wind storms and tornadoes hit the municipalities of Pipestone, Sifton, Cameron, Whitewater, Morton, Riverside, Turtle Mountain, Strathocona and Argyle and the Whiteshell Provincial Park.

“Our government works closely with provinces and territories to assist Canadians when natural disasters strike by sharing eligible disaster response and recovery expenses through the DFAA,” Toews said. “We have also committed to exploring a new mitigation program in consultation with the provinces and territories, to help lessen the impact of natural disasters on communities.”


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