Province Holds First Flood Consultation In Huntsville Last Friday
MP Norm Miller says that after this spring’s unprecedented flooding in Parry Sound-Muskoka as well as in the Ottawa Valley and elsewhere, the government is engaging with municipal officials to discuss how to improve Ontario’s resilience to flooding.
Premier Doug Ford announced the internal task force to better plan for and reduce the impacts of flooding in the Legislature last Monday.
The first session took place in Huntsville on Friday, where Miller was joined by Toby Barrett, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry; Jim McDonell, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; and Finance Minister and MPP for Nipissing Vic Fedeli.
The Ontario government is also seeking feedback from the public through a newly created website at www.ontario.ca/floodsurvey.
Miller says the Province has activated Disaster Relief Assistance for areas of Bracebridge, Huntsville, Muskoka Lakes, Armour Township, Ryerson Township and Burk’s Falls that were impacted by the flooding. Residents of these areas can get more information at www.ontario.ca/disasterassistance.