Area communities get grants

Second round of provincial funding helps communities with essential services.

Communities in the riding of Fraser-Nicola have received $2,534,237 as part of almost $75.2 million being invested into communities across B.C. to meet local needs. These include more policing, new equipment, increased community safety initiatives, infrastructure, and service delivery priorities.

Local communities receiving Small Community grants include Ashcroft ($277,925); Cache Creek ($248,064); Clinton ($217,827); Lytton ($194,774); Lillooet ($292,994); and Logan Lake ($242,697). Merritt received $84,392 in traffic fine revenue and a Small Community grant of $331,624, and the Regional District of Thompson-Nicola received a Regional District grant of $95,707.

“These grants are a significant boost for local governments in our communities,” Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart said. “The funding allows them to invest in programs and services that improve safety and quality of life.”

This is the second of two annual payments. A payment of $40 million was made in March 2015. Since 2009, the Small Community, Regional District, and Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Grants have provided more than $792 million in funding to support B.C. communities, enabling them to invest money in projects that are identified as priorities at the local level.

 

Barbara Roden

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