Residents of two flood-ravaged communities in northeastern British Columbia will gather to learn how to apply for disaster financial assistance.
The Peace River Regional District says a town hall has been set up for Monday night in Dawson Creek, and that residents of Chetwynd will gather on Tuesday.
Centres where people can get help filling out applications and learn about referrals to other resources will also be set up.
Financial assistance is available to home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies that could not get insurance to cover disaster-related losses.
Premier Christy Clark says the province will spend $65 million on flood mitigation projects this year and that she’d like to see the federal government do more to avert disasters.
Clark is calling on Ottawa to put more money into programs aimed at preventing floods or wildfires, saying that would reduce costs in the long term.