January 22, 2015 9:24 pm
Updated: January 22, 2015 9:49 pm

High River neighbourhood dealing with mould ‘again’


CALGARY- A community in High River that was pounded by flood waters a year and a half ago has been dealt another serious blow.

Homeowners in High River’s Hamptons neighbourhood are asking for further compensation to get rid of mould.

They say mould has reappeared even after the province paid Tervita tens of millions to address the problem.

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“We could spot mould regrowth already. Our beam was delaminating and splitting to a degree where I’m sure any logical construction person would say you can’t fix that,” said Lisa Szabon-Smith.

Even homeowners who haven’t yet spotted mould say they’re concerned.

 “I don’t think I have a mold concern, but how can one house have it one house not have it. I don’t understand.”

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The only option they have now is to remediate again – or rip their homes down and start over

“The problem is that when they look at the amount of money that they’re going to be given to do that rebuild, they’re not going to get the same house back. Not even close,” said High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass.

 “We’ve got to be fair about this and get this handled properly.”

Mayor Snodgrass has a meeting with the premier and the municipal affairs minister this weekend to discuss better compensation options for residents in Hamptons.



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