June 11, 2014 | Cody Stuart
Cougar Creek will see more than $25 million in improvements
Transformed from a picturesque mountain town, into a disaster zone, then a construction site, the town of Canmore is nearly back to its old self.
As a result of last year's floods, 130,000 square metres of creek bed and riverbank were destroyed – along with several homes – as water swept rocks, trees and other debris downstream. When the waters finally subsided, damages were estimated at $50 million.