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Happy Valley-Goose Bay council wants public inquiry into recent flooding

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay council wants a full public inquiry into the recent flooding of the Churchill River. The flooding led to the evacuation of Mud Lake and damage in both towns.
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay council wants a full public inquiry into the recent flooding of the Churchill River. The flooding led to the evacuation of Mud Lake and damage in both towns.

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay issued a press release today calling on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to launch a full independent public inquiry into the cause of the recent flooding of the Churchill River.

The release said this is help determine ways to prevent similar events from happening in the future.

“There are a lot of unanswered questions as to what contributed to this disaster,” said Mayor Jamie Snook. “Many of those impacted by the flood believe there may be a connection with the possible release of water by Nalcor Energy from the Muskrat Falls reservoir, and they deserve to find out if this is indeed the case.”

The release stated that while Premier Dwight Ball has indicated publicly that an independent investigation will be conducted, he did not commit to a full public inquiry.

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