It was announcement day on Tuesday, as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Federal Government rolled out a large volume of funding announcements, delivering over 12 million dollars in funds to communities across Canada.
For Funding from the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, two projects with ties to the Northwest were successful in their quest for financial assistance.
Northwest Regional District and the Community Energy Association got a boost for their Plans for electric vehicle charging stations on Highways 16 and 97, with 125,000 dollars to be provided to for further collaboration on that proposed network of charging stations.
That initiative was introduced to the North Coast in 2017 with the Community Energy Association providing its first update to Regional District at their December meeting.
Some of the background on the plans for charging stations across the Highway 16 corridor can be found below:
July 9 -- BC Hydro fast charging plans bringing Highway 16 corridor one step closer to charging network
June 7 -- Renewable Rupert the next focus for City's Mayor
September 28 -- Mayors' Climate Leadership council explore issues at UBCM
Also receiving funding on Tuesday was the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District which will receive 125,000 dollars for a feasibility study as part of further review for options as greenhouse gas reduction at the Thornhill landfill site.
From the Municipal Asset Management Program Telkwa's plans for a water and sewer asset management system survey received 50,000 dollars in funding. The community near Smithers was the only one in Northwestern BC that was listed from yesterday's announcement from that funding program.
The money from the Federal government is distributed through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, communities across Canada have an opportunity to apply for funding from a range of programs offered.
More items of note related to North Coast Regional District can be examined here.
As well, for a look at some of the sustainable energy initiatives under study for Prince Rupert and the North Coast see our archive page here.
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