North Cowichan and Duncan to be better protected from floods

NORTH COWICHAN – New Democrat MLA Doug Routley is pleased to announce $750,000 in provincial funding for the construction of a new flood gate on Canada Avenue in order to better protect the south end of North Cowichan and the City of Duncan from the impact of flooding.

“People in our community have been greatly disrupted by the impact of flooding in recent years,” said Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan. “This project will help mitigate the impacts of localized flooding so that people can rest assured their properties and livelihoods are better protected.”

Funding for the project is being provided through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) and will construct a new flood gate to close the gap between existing floodwalls. This project is Phase 4 of a longer term flood mitigation plan.

The local investment is part of more than $12 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding supporting flood mitigation projects in communities all across B.C.

Since New Democrats formed government in July 2017, communities across B.C. have received more than $38 million through CEPF, which has enhanced the preparedness and resiliency of local governments and First Nations communities for emergencies such as floods or wildfires.

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