Canada and British Columbia invest in infrastructure in Northern British Columbia
July 4, 2020
Global Korean Post
The government will provide the funding for 24 projects in Northern British Columbia under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan.
New investments in community infrastructure by the governments of Canada and British Columbia will benefit Northern communities while also supporting economic recovery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic by getting projects underway and meeting communities’ needs as they restart their economies.
These investments will play a key role in strengthening local economies, and helping ensure sure all British Columbians have access to the services and cultural networks they need to build resilient communities.
The Saulteau First Nations will build a new community centre to provide residents with a gathering space and fitness centre. The Community Cultural Building will include an art space, a kitchen, and meeting rooms, as well as a climbing wall, bleachers and washrooms, increasing access to fitness programs, courses, training, cultural programs and social activities for the community.
The Taku River Tlingit First Nation will build a new wastewater treatment facility to serve their community and the surrounding Atlin area. The new facility will replace a lagoon that was built in the 1980s and will help to protect the surrounding environment.
Among the other projects receiving this funding are improvements to community centres, health centres, storm water management systems, drinking water and wastewater facilities, cultural facilities and social support hubs.
The Government of Canada is contributing more than $49.9 million, the Government of British Columbia is contributing over $15.4 million and the individual applicants are contributing more than $11.5 million to these projects through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS), and the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada Plan.
More than $40.5 million of the federal funding is going to 12 projects in Indigenous communities.