City Submits Two Projects for Possible Canada 150 Funding
Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George will submit two applications for funding through the Canada 150 grants, with the picnic shelter at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park being designated as the priority of the two.
The other project is a new entrance at the Bob Harkins Branch of the Public Library.
City staff believe the picnic shelter should be the priority as it meets more of the criteria for success.
The grants provide 50% of the costs, up to a maximum of $500 thousand dollars.
The cost of the new picnic shelter had been estimated to be in the range of $500 thousand to $800 thousand dollars. The shelter would include a memorial component which the City continues to consult with the Lheidli T’enneh on an appropriate design. Depending on the final design of the shelter, the City could possibly receive a Canada 150 grant of between $250 and $400 thousand dollars.
The Library entrance project has been estimated to cost between $1.5 and $2 million dollars. Assuming the City received the maximum allowable grant, the City’s portion of that project would still be $1 to $1.5 million.
Lheidli T’enneh could possibly pay for at least half the shelter cost???
@bcracer, don’t you think they’ve already paid their fair share?
Lheidli T’enneh certainly should be footing some of the bill. They get a huge yearly budget and some can be allocated to this, but I’m doubtful it will. Just look at the disgusting state of the burial ground at the park; it should be a point of pride and tradition–instead it is unmaintained and generally ugly.
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