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Communities get grants

The B.C. government is providing funds to local governments in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community.

Vernon will receive $53,298 while the North Okanagan Regional District will get $41,596. There is $8,674 for Coldstream and $7,980 for Lumby. Armstrong will receive $3,036 and Enderby will get $4,973.

“By signing the Climate Action Charter these communities are showing their dedication to sustainability and environmental responsibility,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.

“This program provides real incentives to reduce emissions creating greener, more livable communities in the Shuswap,” said Greg Kyllo, Shuswap MLA.

As a signatory of the Climate Action Charter, local governments received a grant to support the community’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward their Climate Action Charter goals.

 

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