Heroes of 2013 flood honoured in Alberta

Alberta has recognized more than 1,300 people who helped others during and after major floods last spring.

A Feb. 20 government news release listed all of them, and each will be given a certificate and letter of appreciation from the province.

Among the nominees were 175 first responders and 80 faculty members in post-secondary institutions, along with several animal rescue groups and one dog.

“The flood was more than just a catastrophic event. It was an opportunity for all Albertans to come together, to offer support, strength and friendship for those affected by the disaster,” said premier Alison Redford in the news release.

“It is important for us as a province to recognize those among us who showed such bravery and strength in these times of struggle, who have helped with the rebuilding efforts.”

Municipal affairs minister Ken Hughes added his praise for the “bravery, compassion and resilience” shown by many during the floods of June 2013, which has entered the record books as the most expensive flood in Canadian history in terms of damage.

A full list of those nominated can be found at alberta.ca/heroes-of-the-flood.cfm.

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