Local communities are receiving financial resources from the provincial government.
The money is coming from the Strategic Community Investment Fund which restructures the traffic fine revenue sharing program and small community and regional district grants.
“For small communities, these funds go a long way towards maintaining important day-to-day services for local residents,” said Greg Kyllo, Shuswap MLA.
“The money and decision-making power is in their hands to put towards priority projects that benefit their communities.”
Locally, the grants are going to:
Armstrong – $237,580
Enderby – $205,377
Columbia-Shuswap Regional District – $75,719
Regional District of North Okanagan – $80,452
Coldstream – $202,507
Lumby – $174,377
Vernon – $290,186
“These communities can put these funds towards day-to-day operations, local projects, or public safety initiatives,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.
“These grants go a long way in helping municipalities continue to provide important services to local residents.”