B.C. minister visits flood-damaged town, promises support to repair damage

Acting Deputy Premier and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne tour Princeton, B.C., Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Princeton, like many parts of the province, was hit with heavy floods and mudslides over the past couple of weeks causing major devastation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward Acting Deputy Premier and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne tour Princeton, B.C., Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Princeton, like many parts of the province, was hit with heavy floods and mudslides over the past couple of weeks causing major devastation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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