Lower NT Community Forest awards grants

Eleven applicants to receive grants totalling $25,375 from the community forest

Barriere Star/Journal

The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society (LNTCFS ) reported recently that it had received a total of 15 grant applications in 2015 for requested funding of $66,750, which well exceeded the planned amount for disbursement.

After reviewing all of the applications received, 11 recipients were chosen to receive grants from the organization totalling $25,375.

“We wish them the best of luck in completion of their projects,” said LNTCFS manager Mike Francis, RPF.

Non-profit organizations receiving 2015 LNTCFS grants are:

• Barriere and District Heritage Society – continuation/completion of the Heritage Garden project including repairs to side walk, gazebo, soil amendment, and labour $1,400

• Barriere Elementary School – support of the community garden program $1,000

• Barriere Recreation Society (Curling Club) – keeping youth fees low, bringing in several curling programs, and completing building repairs $2,000

• McLure Firefighters & Recreation Association – support in meeting increased training and equipment requirements under new Playbook $6,225

• Yellowhead Pioneer Residence Society – window replacements, heating upgrades and air conditioning for seniors housing units $3,500

• Little Fort Recreation Society – purchase of a new stage for the Little Fort Community Hall $2,500

• District of Barriere – establishment of a commemorative plaque for workers injured or killed in the logging and forest industry $1,000

• Pentacostal Christian Life Assembly – replacement of broken tables $1,000

• Barriere Secondary School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) – providing student assistance with various funding $2,000

• North Thompson Volunteer and Information Center – carpet replacement in the Volunteer Center and upgrading educational games and supplies $4,000


• North Thompson Communities Foundation – a one day Not For Profit capacity building event $750



Just Posted

This morning’s road conditions

Watch for slippery sections on much of Highway 5

Editor, The Times:

District of Clearwater invites local organizations to participate in Hockey Days

Playing Pickleball could just be your New Years resolution

By Judy Klontz Many people make a New Years resolution with good… Continue reading

Horsing around on skis

A skijoring practice is set for Jan. 19 at Smokin True Ranch

Editor, The Times:

Last year wasn’t a complete write-off

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Most Read