Residents take a walk at Riverside Park in Vanderhoof during the 20th annual walkathon organized by the St. John Auxiliary group in May 2019. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof receives funding for Riverside Park multi-use path project

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastruture announced $1.8 million in funding to six communities in northern B.C.

Vanderhoof was recently approved funding for the Riverside Park multi-use path project from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

In a June 24 media release, the Ministry announced $1.8 million investment between six communities in northern B.C. to make better pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure.

Vanderhoof has been approved to receive $328,226 for the Riverside multi-use path project that will provide linkages to a community bus stop, seniors’ residence, key tourist attractions and downtown, stated the release.

This funding is coming from the province’s Active Transportation Grants program that “is helping rebuild British Columbia’s economy out of COVID-19 pandemic and meeting CleanBC climate goals.”

READ MORE: Province invests over $3 M in Vanderhoof for infrastructure development

Other communities that have received funding include Burns Lake and Lake Babine First Nation who were approved $435,000 for a sidewalk improvement project.

Fort St. John is going to receive $413,100 for three multi-use pathways that will improve community connectivity.

Gitga’at First Nation has been approved to receive $433,866 for the Txalgiu Destination Trail that will include amenities and water access for paddling transportation.

And Terrace will receive $217,635 for the Munroe Street Active Transportation Enhancement project that will “better connect the community and provide easier access to local schools.”

Claire Trevena, B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure said, “People throughout B.C. have a real appetite for safe, alternative ways of getting around. One way to restart our provincial economy is to work with municipalities and Indigenous communities to support new active transportation projects.”

Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

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