Saskatoon city councillor calls for expropriation of flood prone housing project

One Saskatoon city councillor is suggesting that the city should expropriate Westridge Village in Confederation Parkafter the 90-unit social housing complex flooded this week for the seventh time in the past ten years.

The low lying area at the bottom of the westside neighbourhood would better serve the community as a storm retention pond and park according to Councillor Myles Heidt who says the disaster prone location is no place for some of the city’s most vulnerable families.

"This is not right what happened to those people," Heidt said. "They should all be closed and turned into a pond. . . . We don't tolerate landlords that keep their houses at a certain level, so why should we tolerate this? Let's make the tough decision that has to be made."

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