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Lodging extending at 5 Wing Goose Bay for Mud Lake flooding victims

Thirteen people displaced by last month's flooding in Mud Lake are temporarily being housed at 5 Wing Goose Bay.
Thirteen people displaced by last month's flooding in Mud Lake are temporarily being housed at 5 Wing Goose Bay.

The federal government has given the province a 30-day extension to continue temporarily housing Mud Lake flooding victims at 5 Wing Goose Bay.

The extension has been granted up to July 20, at which time another review will take place, a news release from the provincial government Thursday indicated.

The 5 Wing Goose Bay was needed due to a lack of accommodations in the private sector in the area.

“Our government appreciates the support from the Canadian Armed Forces and CFB Goose Bay,” Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce said.

“This extension will give displaced residents from Mud Lake stability as they continue their recovery activities following the flooding.”

There are currently 13 displaced Mud Lake residents in housing at the base.

“The cooperation of 5 Wing Goose Bay has been much appreciated as the community continues to rebuild from the flood of one month ago,” Lake Melville MHA Perry Trimper said.

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