Clinton among Cariboo communities to benefit from BC Rural Dividend

By James Peters
January 21, 2019 - 11:08am

CLINTON, B.C. — The province's rural dividend program is giving Clinton a shot in the arm under its special circumstances provision.

In a news release, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development says Clinton will receive $67,000.

That money will go toward putting together a parks and recreation master plan.

The province says the Clinton application was prioritized because Clinton is among several communities "facing difficulties in the aftermath of wildfire season and other challenges in the forest industry."

In addition, the Sugar Cane Development Corporation (SCDC) in 150 Mile House and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) in Williams Lake will each receive $100,000 under the same provision.

SCDC will use the infusion to put a wildfire recovery plan in place for the Williams Lake Indian Band.

The release notes CCCTA will use its $100,000 to "implement tourism strategies identified in the destination development plans for the region."

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