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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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MD of Taber gets additional federal money for emergency spillway

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A much-welcomed announcement in the Municipal District of Taber on Monday.

The federal government is investing $9.8-million for Phases 2 and 3 of the Horsefly Regional Emergency Spillway which will help protect people and property from floods caused by heavy rain or snowmelts.

Since 2010, the MD of Taber has experienced five major floods due to sudden heavy rainfalls and snowmelts that caused significant damage to roads, crops, and properties.

The new spillway will enlarge 14 kilometres of existing irrigation canals to divert storm water from the St. Mary Irrigation District Main Canal to the Oldman River during storms.

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The Horsefly Regional Emergency Spillway is a three-phase project totaling $47 million.

In the past three months, the MD of Taber has received a total of $39 million in grant money from both the provincial and federal governments.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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