Flooding remains biggest story

Flooding is still the biggest story Wednesday as rain pelts down. The peak is expected to come Thursday or Friday. Quebec is offering to buy certain houses for $200,000 to get people out of the worst flood zones, a maneuver examined here by the Gazette. It’s fine and dandy to say you have a $900K house on Île Bigras, but if it’s literally underwater, you may be best advised to cut your losses. Surely owners have some responsibility for making a choice to live so close by the river – even if government also has to admit that zoning certain areas residential wasn’t exactly smart either. At least flood maps are being redrawn in the Montreal area.

Upside: Montreal may get some of its wetlands back because the rivers are making their wishes very clear.

Other upside: Can people still be living in denial of climate change?