Ottawa, Victoria Team Up on Infrastructure Funding
Prince George, B.C. – The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced funding for 26 new infrastructure projects in BC.
Representatives of the two governments announced joint funding of over $87 million for infrastructure projects in 26 communities throughout the province. The investments cover a wide range of community projects including green energy systems, solid waste management, drinking water, wastewater management, highways, roads, bridges, disaster mitigation, regional airport improvements and broadband access.
The governments state that once complete, these projects will provide more reliable and efficient public services for residents and tourists while better protecting the environment. They will also open new opportunities for businesses to grow and create jobs.
The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is receiving a federal-provincial Small Communities Fund grant worth $1,534,666. The grant will assist the regional district with solid-waste management and the construction of a full service transfer station at the Mackenzie Regional landfill.
The Small Communities Fund is part of the New Building Canada Plan, which includes $1 billion for projects in communities with less than 100,000 residents. In B.C., the fund received $109 million from both the provincial and federal governments, for a total of $218 million in infrastructure funding, for projects that support economic growth, a clean environment and stronger communities.