Kamloops and area will be receiving $1,429,423 as part of almost $40 million being invested into communities across B.C. to meet local needs including more policing, new equipment, increased community safety initiatives, infrastructure and service delivery priorities.
• Barriere will receive a Small Community grant of $143,938.
• Chase will receive a Small Community grant of $142,945
• Clearwater will receive a Small Community grant of $145,579
• Kamloops will receive $408,043 in traffic fine revenue.
• Sun Peaks will receive a Small Community grant of $81,867
• The Thompson-Nicola Regional District will receive a Regional District grant of $49,504.
“This funding helps make our communities safer while easing the burden on taxpayers,” Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake said. “These grants provide a significant boost for our communities and improve their overall quality of life.”
These are the first of two annual payments. A further payment of $75 million will be made in June 2015.
Since 2009, the Small Community, Regional District and Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Grants have provided more than $718 million in funding to support B.C. communities enabling them to invest money in projects that are identified as priorities at the local level.