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Victoria Jurgens was notably absent from the flood plains meeting.
Victoria Jurgens was notably absent from the flood plains meeting. Photo courtesy of the City of Prince Albert on Facebook.

Jurgens defends no show during P.A. flood plains meeting

By James Bowler
March 29, 2015 - 4:40pm Updated: March 29, 2015 - 6:18pm

A local MLA is defending her absence at a community session concerning a new flood plains policy which will be used in Prince Albert.

Prince Albert Northcote MLA Victoria Jurgens wasn’t at the meeting which announced the adoption of the one-in-500 year flood elevation policy.

This area east of the Diefenbaker Bridge sits within the one-in 500 year flood plain.
This area east of the Diefenbaker Bridge sits within the one-in 500 year flood plain. paNOW file photo

Flood plain meeting a chance to air concerns

By Thia James
March 23, 2015 - 6:46am Updated: March 23, 2015 - 8:24pm

Prince Albert residents living near the North Saskatchewan River face a 10 per cent risk of flooding every 50 years -- and the City is looking to address the concerns of those near 2,000 households in a meeting this Thursday.