August 3, 2014 2:07 pm

Temporary housing for High River flood victims slated to close

HIGH RIVER – Flood victims still living in a temporary housing community in High River are being forced to vacate.

Residents living in Saddlebrook have been told they must move out by noon on August 15th.

They have the option of relocating to the Coal Trail Plaza.

Leases can be extended until August 22nd if residents require more time to relocate to the new housing complex. However, as of August 22nd Saddlebrook units will no longer have power, water and sewer services.

The province calls the new Coal Trail residences, affordable rental suites.

Saddlebrook was built last year to accommodate around 1,200 people.

In mid-July, the province hand-delivered letters to the remaining 120 residents of Saddlebrook informing them of their options.

The province says it will work to ensure each resident has a place to stay before Saddlebrook is shut down for good at the end of August.

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