The province has received $39 million from the federal government to help cover costs from this spring’s devastating flooding.
It is an advance payment provided through the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements.
Deputy Premier Stephen Horsman says thousands were impacted by the flooding and this money will help them provide the best possible support during a time of great hardship.
In the event of a large-scale disaster, the federal government provides cost-shared financial assistance for eligible expenses over and above what a province or territory could be expected to bear on their own.
This advance payment will help with the costs of the response and recovery phases such as paying claims filed by the public and companies.
We do not know yet what the final tally will be, but the province says it has spent more than $185 million on disaster recovery and mitigation activities as a result of at least 13 natural disasters in the last decade.