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Nov 22, 2021

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The Canadian Army has been deployed to Abbotsford, B.C., in a desperate bid to shore up enough earth to stop the city from reverting to a lake . As previously mentioned in First Reading, much of Abbotsford is built within the footprint of Sumas Lake, a body of water drained in the 1920s to make way for farmland. After last week’s heavy rains ruptured the usual system of dikes and pumps that keep floodwaters at bay, that lake risks reconstituting itself. The army’s task is to build a new two-kilometre-long dike that would unfortunately condemn more than a dozen homes and businesses to stay permanently underwater. “This has to be done,” Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said last week .

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