Disaster recovery assistance available for SW Alta

Disaster recovery assistance available for S.W. Alta. Between June 16th and 23rd, towns, First Nations and property owners in Southern Alberta experienced intense rainfall that resulted in significant, localized flooding.The Alberta government will now commit up to $30.7 million to help residents, small business owners, agricultural producers and towns, recover “uninsurable” losses from the flooding.John Muir with Municipal Affairs tells 660News, to start, people would apply to the program as a homeowner.“An assessor would come to their home, assess the damage that they received and determine what’s insurable and what’s uninsurable. The disastery recovery program would provide basic, essential assistance for “uninsurable” damage, so if you’ve experienced some damage to different parts of your home, we would provide funding to restore it to its basic function,” says Muir.He adds generally what they’re seeing is basement flooding, including anything from sewer backup, which is insurable damage to overland flooding that would cause basement flooding affecting anything that’s stored in basement, or carpet/ flooring or anything similar that received some damage last summer.Starting this Monday, November 3rd, the province will work with local townships to hold info sessions and set up temporary registration centres to help start the application process.Some southwestern Alberta communities eligible for funding include Lethbridge, Fort McLeod, Nanton and Pincher Creek, to name a few. by News Staff Posted Oct 30, 2014 6:55 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Lord Hain defends decision to name Sir Philip Green as businessman at

The Labour peer accused the Topshop owner of trying to create a “malevolent diversion” to distract attention away from allegations about his own allegedly improper and abusive behaviour. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Peter Hain has strongly defended his decision to name Sir Philip Green as the businessman at the centre of allegations of sexual harassment and racist abuse. The Labour peer said he believed it was his “duty” to name Sir Philip following two days of speculation about the identity of the individual at the centre of the claims. On Thursday Lord Hain, the former leader of the House of Commons, used parliamentary privilege to reveal the businessman had taken out an injunction against The Telegraph. The decision has… read more