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I don't believe Diana Frantz's letter went far enough (Water, frustration rising, Letters, July 14).

People choose to live by rivers, lakes and other waterways. They have the privilege of enjoying what others don't. So why don't they have the responsibility that goes along with it if flooding occurs?

Where one chooses to live is just that -- a choice. I'm not talking about those areas chosen to be flooded by our illustrious leaders, but rather those who choose to put themselves in the position of potential flooding.

Anyone who lives through flooding should be offered a fair price for their home and property. Should they refuse to take it and move to an area that doesn't flood, they should also give up the right to any future assistance.

Why would anyone want to take the chance of going through that more than once?

 

Donna Gylywoychuk

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 19, 2014 A16

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