CPR dam replacement ineligible for provincial funding

Lisa Goudy
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Seen here on July 30, 2012, the CPR Dam had leaks in it that the City of Moose Jaw would have to repair.

The entire cost of replacing the CPR dam will not be eligible for funding under the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP).

“(The replacement cost) has been basically eliminated from consideration, but ... because of the flooding we had the previous spring, we had road damage and infrastructure damage and bridges and that sort of thing in addition to the CPR dam,” said city clerk/solicitor Myron Gulka-Tiechko. “The smaller issues that we had, we’re supposed to get money for, but that’s if they’re over $1.2 million.”

He said the total cost for the dam replacement is estimated between $5 million and $7 million.

Jeff Welke, executive director of communications with the provincial government, said the city’s claim is “still open.”

“I want to be clear. We’re not talking about repair costs being denied. So the city incurred repair costs to that particular piece of infrastructure and the claim is still being determined as to what amount the program would respond to,” said Welke. “It’s not a case of it being denied. It’s just not eligible.”

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Times-Herald

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Recent comments

  • jtaylor
    November 30, 2012 - 13:39

    Good on the Prov gov. for stopping the city from pulling a fast one. Who's the joker in admin that submitted the entire replacement cost as being flood damage???

  • George Aanson
    November 28, 2012 - 18:05

    Like hello people! Its a dam that`s made of concrete and railroad ties! How complicated can replacing two or three ties get?? Get three farmers together--they`ll have it fixed in three days.