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Recalling Hurricane Hazel

Written by Patti Foley


At the January 25 Meeting of the Caledon East and District Historical Society Heather Broadbent will be discussing how this storm affected the community and its future.

The storm struck the Humber River watershed, hitting the Bolton area particularly hard.  Flooding caused people to seek higher ground as area dams spilled their banks.

Among the results was the establishment of Canada’s first flood warning system, the start of flood plan regulation and the formation of the local conservation authority.

The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. on January 25 at St. James Church in Caledon East.

This is the Annual General Meeting of the Society so memberships of $15 are due.

Visitors pay $5 and students are free.  All are welcome!

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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