Minden Hills Mayor Brent Devolin says May’s flood is the community’s biggest story in 2017.

The township had to declare a state of emergency when water levels in the Gull River rose putting many streets and properties under water.

Devolin says seeing residents come together to help each other was his biggest highlight of the year.

Another big moment of the township Devolin talks about is the new fire hall being built along Highway 35.

Construction was delayed after two workers were injured when the roof trusses collapsed last month.

After an investigation by the Ministry of Labour, construction was able to resume within a few days of the incident.

The cost of the fire hall is just over $1.9 million and Devolin says the township is able to cover the entire bill.