A Resolution of Interest – Emergency Services and Disaster Assistance

 In Columbia Ridge News

The Association of Kootenay and Boundary Local Governments held its convention at the Copper Point Resort in Invermere on Friday, April 19th.

“The association voted in favour of a special resolution seeking to have the provincial government provide the same emergency services and disaster assistance to second home owners and temporary residents as it does to permanent residents.

The resolution stems from last summer’s mudslide in Fairmont Hot Springs and deals with providing temporary food, shelter and other services in the first 72 hours following a disaster, said Wendy Booth, director of Regional District of the East Kootenay Area F.

‘These individuals can be affected just as much as permanent residents,’ said Ms. Booth.”

The Valley Echo, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 (page A2)

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