Thursday, August 2, 2012

Prince Rupert Marina project receives cash injection

The plan to increase the capacity of recreational boat traffic to the city moved forward this week with word that the community was successful in its quest for 250,000 dollars from the West Coast Community Adjustment Program, which is operated through the office of Western Economic Diversification Canada.

The Program was applied for through Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest, which taps into a fund for coastal communities to improve on infrastructure in their community.

The seed money was applied for in June and will go towards developing the plan that could eventually see a 700 foot floating wharf in the area of the Prince Rupert Yacht Club on the Cow Bay waterfront, a 1.7 million dollar project that would provide for more space for pleasure craft that travel up and down the west coast.

Currently there are but 10 slips for yachts to dock at in Prince Rupert, the project when completed would add another 32 openings, an increase that local advocates for the project hope will help Prince Rupert attract more pleasure boaters to stop over in the community for a few days.

The Northern View-- Prince Rupert receiving $250.000 for marina project
The Northern View-- New yacht dock begins applying for grant money with City's support

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