Governments targetting rural communities for projects

By The Canadian Press
September 13, 2018 - 7:31am

WHISTLER, B.C. —   Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson says the federal and British Columbia governments are targeting rural communities for new infrastructure projects.

    She told delegates yesterday at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler that 229-million dollars in federal and provincial funds are available for infrastructure projects.

    Robinson says the money in both the Community, Culture and Recreation Fund and the Rural and Northern Communities Fund are available to support local projects like community centres and public transit.

    She says the culture and recreation fund provides access to money to upgrade and build facilities, while the rural fund ensures smaller communities have efficient internet access and public transportation.

(The Canadian Press)

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