Residents living along Guichon Creek could be arrested if they attempt to stall efforts to remove temporary diking.
At a meeting Tuesday evening, TNRD Area M Director David Laird says those in attendance were told by provincial officials they can expect the temporary diking constructed to help prevent flooding the past two years to be removed starting next week.
That message wasn't well-received by the 29 landowners living along Guichon Creek in attendance, with many vowing to do what they can to prevent it from happening.
"We've been told they will invoke the Emergency Measures Act if people refuse to let them on their property, and they're not going to let them on their property. They will be standing in front of the machines, by all indications I have gotten. If the bureaucrats don't want to pull back and see what else can be done in this situation, I don't know where it is going to end up."
The temporary diking along Guichon Creek is being removed because it is not built to standard, but those living adjacent to the creek fear it will lead to further flooding on their properties, as well as downstream.