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City Submits Two Projects for Possible Canada 150 Funding

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 5:48 AM

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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