It was a Wild Ride! Here’s the
10 Motel Rooms, both Chalets and the Barn, were underwater. The highway acted like a DAM. The water eventually busted through the highway, and turned into a raging river. I had to call 911 and tell them they had to close the highway.
The torrential rains overwhelmed the culvert (And all culverts surrounding Wawa – Wawa was an Island), and set us in a lake. The 10 room building at the bottom of the photo below, had water ½ way up the windows before the Highway crumbled. It took 1 Week to reopen the Trans Canada Highway.
There was no Detour, it caused all sorts of panic.
We thank Everyone for donations, and we gave all the money to Disaster Relief, understanding that they would match 3 to 1.
But Disaster relief didn’t raise enough money to fix the land enabling a rebuild. They offered $60,000 but only if WE paid the land fill balance of $120,000 to make the land flat and REBUILD? (Leave it to the Government to call THAT “Relief”) 😅
Our business was destroyed, and CLOSED for a season without income. We did EVERYTHING we could to SAVE our Business and had no intentions of Bankrupting it. (We were very fortunate to have survived the whole ordeal.)
January 2013 – Gravel was dumped around the two rooms that were hanging into the canyon for the removal of 2 of the 12 rooms.
June 2013 – Then a road was built through the canyon for the demolition of the other 10 Room Building.
The main floors and decks of both chalets were rebuilt
After the Demolition, the property sat destroyed, without an entrance, for YEARS. We completely understood that Disaster Relief couldn’t fix the property enough to rebuild, but thought that since we rebuilt everything we could, and saved our Business, Disaster Relief “might” want to help fix the property? Perhaps just to make it safer? More appealing to look at from the highway? Slope it so that the cliffs are gone? But they said “NO”.
2017 – AECON was replacing culverts on the highway and needed a place to put fill. Just when you think that the property will be destroyed forever…. It starts getting filled! Thank you Aecon!
So the property is still terribly scarred from the Disaster, and since we gave Disaster Relief so much money, We thought they “might” want to help us fix the property.
But Disaster Relief said “NO”.
Thanks for nothing Disaster Relief! Shysters!