Alberta Mirror

Sunday, November 28, 2021

45 Edmonton soldiers went to B.C. to help in flood improvements

Key takeaways: 

  • Soldiers went to Vernon, British Columbia Saturday. 
  • Wheels get set to leave Edmonton on Saturday. 
  • Several soldiers will be bussed there as quiet. 

Soldiers arrived in Edmonton to assist in flood recovery: 

Almost 45 troops and 20 wheels are gone from Edmonton to B.C. to assist support services in that region, which has seen destruction from current floods and landslides.

The staff are sourced from Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), according to a military spokesperson. 

“We’re staging out of Vernon. The eventuality will be a push into the B.C. interior to help with flood mitigation and flood response,” Maj. Mike Selberg stated in an interview Saturday. Source – cbc.ca

“Being ready to serve and help Canadians is part of what we do … Supporting Canadians, it is the key task of the Canadian military.” Source – cbc.ca

Selberg and the staff will join a team of 120 soldiers already on the spot. In Abbotsford, military personnel are currently arranging a dike.

“We’re quite honoured to go back and help British Columbians in their time of need,” Maj. Selberg stated.  Source – cbc.ca

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Soldiers arse being extended as part of Operation LENTUS, the loaded forces’ natural disaster reply, including a district. 

“I’m very proud to be able to go back to my home province of British Columbia and help,” Master Cpl. Stephanie Gavriel stated.  Source – cbc.ca

Rural officials in B.C. have inflicted ends on purchasing gas and moving on B.C.’s spoiled roadways among the disaster and Transport Canada has outlawed non-essential boat trips in the flooded regions of the area.

According to B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham, 200 square kilometres of farmland has flooded so far over southern B.C., and 959 fields were on clearing instruction as of Friday dusk.

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