French only flood map meeting unacceptable on the West Island

While citizens of the West Island of Montreal have been experiencing the stress of flooding for months, a public meeting put on by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and...
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Gov agrees to review Flood Map due to push back

In response to pressure exerted by many municipalities in the Greater Montreal area, the inaccuracies of the map representing the 2017 and 2019 flooded territories that was presented earlier...
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“We have never been flooded – why is my property included in the Flood...

More than 3,000 homes in Quebec were flooded and another 2,300 cut off by floods in the Spring of 2019. Frustration rose high at the meeting held at the...
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A new flood map specifies Greater Montreal Area flood zones

Due to the floods in both 2017 and 2019, the Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) has put in place an interim bylaw that establishes the annual flood risk in...
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Ile Bizard residents had a plan for Joly Street to prevent further flooding

by Rhonda Massad with files from Nader G. Barsoum Frustration was on the menu at the May, public council meeting in Ile Bizard. The question period was filled with flood-related questions...
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Telus donates 200 emergency packs to West Island’s flooded

By Rhonda Massad Three weeks into the flood crisis in three major West Island municipalities has flood victims, volunteers and community leaders tired but pushing forward.  Two weeks ago Telus...
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Docs suspect contaminated flood water landed Pierrefonds resident in hospital

Pierrefonds resident, Debbie Praw was in a state of fine health up until last Tuesday, April 30. She found herself admitted to the hospital after passing out from blood loss...
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Beware of phone scam collecting money for flood victims

Please note that the only official place to make a donation to the flood victims is the Red Cross. They will not be contacting you by phone.  A most...
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Stolen sandbags and Mother Nature leave dikes vulnerable in Pierrefonds and Ile Bizard

About 150 homes were saved from the waters after a dike gave way, leaving a gap of five feet in the dike, in Pierrefonds on Tuesday. More than thirty men...
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Train service on the Vaudreuil-Hudson line will be free as of Monday

In connection with the bridge and road closures due to the Spring 2019 flooding, EXO in collaboration with the ARTM (Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain)is offering free service on...

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