North Thompson towns getting provincial grants

This funding is a significant boost for local governments to invest in programs and services

District of Clearwater has received a Small Community grant of $281,448 and Barriere has got one of $278,278, according to a recent media release.

“This funding is a significant boost for local governments to invest in programs and services that improve safety and quality of life,” Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake said. “The grants allow important local priorities to go ahead without burdening local taxpayers.”

The money is part of $1,560,221 distributed in the Kamloops-North Thompson riding.

In addition to the grants going to the two North Thompson municipalities, Kamloops has received $746,514 in traffic fine revenue, Sun Peaks has received a Small Community grant of $158,274, and Thompson-Nicola Regional District has received a Regional District grant of $95,707.

Almost $75.2 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.

This is the second of two annual payments. A payment of $40 million was made in March 2015.

Since 2009, the Small Community, Regional District and Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing grants have provided more than $792 million in funding to support B.C. communities.