Funds wash in for flood protection efforts

Governments chip in cash for Okanagan Landing flood protection works

Flood prevention has got a boost in Okanagan Landing.

The provincial and federal governments have given $640,000 to the City of Vernon for Okanagan Landing flood protection works.

“As our city continues to grow, so does the importance of these safety measures,” said Mayor Rob Sawatzky.

Vernon is among 20 communities in B.C. receiving federal and provincial funding to mitigate potential flooding.

“Our government is providing necessary support for the safety and security of the City of Vernon,” said Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes.

“It’s important for both levels of government to be highly proactive in these matters of public safety,” added Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.