North Peace still feeling the impacts of summer storm


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By Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative

North Peace officials are looking for ways to help clear blown down trees and fund emergency power generators for residents still feeling the devastation of a severe storm last summer.
MLA Dan Davies is urging the provincial government for a plan to remove trees and other debris left by the tornado-like storm on June 30, while Electoral Director Karen Goodings is investigating ways to provide grants for residents to offset the costs of buying a generator.
Davies says the debris left in impacted areas of Red Creek, Coffee Creek, Doig River, Blueberry River, and Prespatou are a potential wildfire “powder keg.” In a letter to forests minister Katrine Conroy last month, he proposed a clean up of Crown land to take place in spring...continued.

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