Last winter’s flood caused plenty of damage in the city of Courtenay. Now there’s been plenty of research and studies done to see how damage can be prevented in the future.

McElhanney Consulting Services recently presented their study to Courtenay council.

We touched base with Mayor Larry Jangula to hear some of the suggestions stemming from the report, including talk about building a wall along the Puntledge River.

Jangula adds another suggestion is making Puntledge Road lower and having it culverted in across the bypass into the fields.

Jangula says this is all in the discussion phase right now, and council and staff will consider all options before moving forward.