The Assiniboine River overflows its banks in Winnipeg in 2006 (Photo credit: Jeff Palmer / Getty ImagesLet’s all hope for the sake of potential Manitoba flood victims that this year’s spring overflow is manageable and, say, doesn’t require the government to evacuate anyone.
Revelations are leaking out of Manitoba that a government agency has been tardy in paying their flood-related debts from two years ago as another, possibly major, flood looms in the months ahead.
CBC News reports that hotel bills for about 2,000 people displaced by the 2011 flood in northern Manitoba have yet to be paid, leaving six hotels and a restaurant missing about $3 million of money promised to them for assisting evacuees.
Mike Bruneau, owner of the Misty Lake Lodge, told the network he is personally owed almost $2 million for housing evacuees from the devastating flood. Two years later, the northern Manitoba resort remains filled with those displaced by the disaster. A note on its website says the lodge is "currently not takingRead More »from Debts go unpaid as Manitoba flood evacuees from 2011 remain displaced