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Winnipegosis, Crane River to Get Better Flood Protection

August 1, 2014 3:00 PM | News

Greg Selinger

Premier Greg Selinger speaks in Swan River, Manitoba on Friday, August 1, 2014. (RILEY LAYCHUK / CJSB-FM)

The Manitoba government will build permanent flood protection for the Village of Winnipegosis and community of Crane River.

Premier Greg Selinger was in Swan River on Friday to make the announcement, saying the province will pay for 90 percent of the diking system — up to $300,000 — in Winnipegosis.

“Protecting families, businesses and property from more frequent and severe flooding is a priority for our government,” Selinger said. “By minimizing risk, we can prevent a lot of the stress and damage caused by floodwaters, and also keep our economy growing steadily.”

An additional $300,000 will be invested in permanent flood protection works for Crane River to protect homes, the community hall and ball grounds.

— Staff