says Tory MLA in response to High River busing issues
Associate minister of regional recovery Rick Fraser, with executive assistant Steve Kwasny, was on hand to talk to people who had been evacuated out of High River as they lines up for information to get back into their homes on June 29, 2013.
Rick Fraser, associate minister of regional recovery and reconstruction, told the Herald of a bus driver shortage amid a busy day of Stampede pub crawls.
“Point the finger at me,” Fraser said in an interview. “No matter what happens, we’ll always work hard to correct our issues and try to get them as right as we possibly can.
“Obviously in the midst of a disaster (there’s) a lot of things going on.”
He noted all the kinks have now been worked out, and the shuttle service will resume Sunday.
Volunteers from across Alberta have come to the town, including a contingent from Calgary as part of Mission Possible 2, a group that previously helped flooded out Calgarians. About 1,000 volunteers were on the ground Saturday. Sunday.
Volunteers are told to bring their own supplies: Rubber boots, face masks and gloves, as well as shovels, garbage bags and buckets. However water and snacks will be provided.
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“It’s to try to shuttle volunteers from one side of the city to the other,” he said.
Also on Saturday, the province reported a total of 336 High River residents have now moved into interim housing at no charge. Most were being housed at the University of Lethbridge, but others were bunking at the University of Calgary and Super 8 hotel in High River.
Details on furth tiffany uk er alte tiffany uk rnative housing sites is expected to come, including a camp like site in Calgary’s Great Plains industrial area.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the military won’t be going back into High River to help rebuild the town.
Canadian armed forces announced plans to scale back operations in southern Alberta.
The Canadian Forces had deployed 2,300 troops across Alberta, many from Edmonton’s military base. But the operation was scaled back in waves in subsequent days.
Harper who toured the flood ravaged community on Friday acknowledged that “there are a lot of homes and businesses that continue to need a lot of work.”
“Generally, for the Canadian military, they’re made available to deal with crisis, with rescue, with safety and security matters. They’re not there to do cleanup matters,” he said in response to a reporter’s question.
“Obviously we continue to be in touch with the province and others and I know this will be an ongoing effort for some time.”
Harper noted that the federal government will provide significant financial help to the province under its disaster program, with up to 90 per cent of eligible costs, such as rebuilding infrastructure and damage homes, subject to reimbursement by Ottawa.