Alberta Flooding Hurts Economy
Flooding in Alberta, which forced the closure of the TransCanada Highway for almost a week, is bad news for some communities in southeast B.C.
Revelstoke Mayor David Raven says his community normally sees about 12,000 vehicles every day, and local businesses rely on travellers stopping for food, gas or a place to stay. Raven says traffic plummeted while the highway was closed.
“Of the 12,000 vehicles that go through here, about 60 per cent of that is commercial truck traffic, which is largely from Alberta to the Pacific coast. We are part of the Asia market for goods and services.”
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