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City asks for military help

The City of Grand Forks has requested military help during its flooding crisis.

Residents bracing for a second round of destructive flooding met Tuesday night at Grand Forks Secondary School to get an update from local officials.

The crowd let out a loud cheer when officials revealed they have requested the Canadian Armed Forces step in.

It's not known whether the request will be fulfilled, however.

Mayor Frank Konrad offered some reassurance as emotions ran high.

"Can these people that now have contaminated land and lost their house, are they going to get zero value for that? Absolutely not," Konrad said. "They have to be compensated. They cannot walk away with nothing. And (B.C. Premier John Horgan) gave me that assurance."

– with files from CTV Vancouver

 



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