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The RM of Grahamdale will have a few projects on the go in the coming year. Reeve Clifford Halaburda says council is hoping for decent weather this summer so they can proceed with some of their drainage and road clean-ups, noting they're way behind with the road program and can only do so much each year. Halaburda says they also hope to have the flood protection program around the town of Moosehorn completed in 2017. He notes the one thing nobody wants to see in the new year is a spring flood, adding some forecasters are already talking about it being a possibility.

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