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Thursday , 25 February 2021

Elizabeth Metis Settlement lifts state of local emergency

Elizabeth Metis Settlement has lifted their local state of emergency on Wednesday morning.

Approximately 130 families are now allowed to return to the community after being evacuated on Monday evening as the lone remaining entryway into Elizabeth was under threat of being washed out.

Chairperson Irene Zimmer said on Monday that Main Drive Creek Road was under serious threat after heavy rainfalls under the past couple days.

On Sunday, the other entryway was washed out from rising water levels.

The state of local emergency was lifted at 8:00am.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.