No Delay in Relief Cheques for Peace Flood Victims
Prince George, B.C.- With the threat of a disruption in mail delivery, the Provincial Government has made arrangements to ensure those in the Peace region expecting disaster relief cheques, will still get their money.
The Province is couriering the cheques for those with uninsured losses, directly to the local authority, which will arrange delivery. In Dawson Creek, for example, city staff will hand-deliver these cheques.
Since the devastating floods of mid June, 144 applications have been made to the Province for financial aid through the Disaster Financial Assistance Program by residents of the Peace River Regional District. About $70,000 in payments have been processed so far. The deadline for submission does not close until Sept. 15, 2016.
Disaster Financial Assistance was authorized for the rain event for residents from Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Fort St John, Hudson’s Hope, Pouce Coupe, Taylor, Tumbler Ridge and the First Nations communities of Saulteau and West Moberly.