$37M in funding announced for 25 B.C. Interior infrastructure projects

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The 25 projects range in size and scope, but the total amount of funding will be $37.6 million.

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The 25 projects range in size and scope, but the total amount of funding will be over $37 million, with $7 million of that going to three projects in Indigenous communities. The federal government will be spending $22.6 million through two programs – the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream and the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream – with the provincial government contributing $15 million.The list of projects includes improvements to community centres, health centres, stormwater management, drinking water and wastewater facilities, cultural facilities and social support hubs.

Two examples of infrastructure projects tabbed to receive funding are the Civic Theatre in Nelson and the Okanagan Indian Band’s cultural arbour, which had been a longstanding community gathering place for powwows, ceremonies, youth and elders’ gatherings, cultural events and workshops.

“Cultural hubs like the Nelson Civic Theatre and the Okanagan Indian Band’s cultural arbour are the backbone of our communities and important focal points for activities that bring people together and help us grow.”Central OkanaganTrails and park amenities, including washrooms and parking areas

 

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