More funding for flood mitigation

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Funding has been approved for another Medicine Hat Flood mitigation project. The Industrial Avenue Overland Flood Protection project will receive $1.5 million each from the provincial and federal governments with the city’s share of the $6 million cost being $3 million. The news comes as the project was found to be on an approved Build Canada list detailing the funding. Local officials are pleased that the funding has been made available but are still waiting further details on the announcement. They said that they received verbal confirmation of the funding on July 31st, but were waiting for an official announcement before saying much locally.