Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Houston, Fort St. James and area will be receiving $1,112,765 as part of almost $75.2 million being invested into communities across B.C. to meet local needs including more policing, new equipment, increased community safety initiatives, infrastructure and service delivery priorities.
Nechako Lakes communities receiving Small Community grants:
Burns Lake – $327,523
Houston – $320,797
Fort St. James – $267,480
Fraser Lake – $206,965.
The Bulkley-Nechako Regional District is receiving a Regional District grant of $126,470.
“This funding will take pressure off local taxpayers and provide Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Houston and the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District with the opportunity to invest in public safety priorities,” Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad said.
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.