Friday, January 28, 2022

Prince Rupert Marine Rescue among Northwest groups to benefit from Gaming Grant Funding from 2021

Prince Rupert Marine Rescue has relayed some funding
from 2021 in an announcement from the Province today

The Province of British Columbia has released some more of the gambling revenue in the Province directed towards community groups and organizations and for the Prince Rupert marine Rescue Organization, that means an additional 67,200 dollars for their Operations on the North Coast.

The Prince Rupert share part of the 5.5 million in funding the province directs towards Emergency and Safety organizations in British Columbia.

“This funding helps not-for-profit organizations continue to provide vital programming and supports to people so they can thrive and feel safer and healthier in their communities. We are supporting local organizations that are committed to a wide range of activities that enhance the environment and improve public safety, including search and rescue, restorative justice, conservation and wildlife preservation, and more.” -- Josie Osborne, Minister of Municipal Affairs.

The funding is from the year to date totals as of December 31st 2021 as revealed today in the provincial announcement..

The Marine Search and Rescue group is the only Prince Rupert based organization to receive funding in this go round, among some of the other Northwest communities to realize funding today included:

Coastal communities

Massset, Massett Marine Rescue $10,000
Oona River, Oona River Resources Association $22,000
Queen Charlotte City, Laskeek Bay Conservation Society $11,500

Inland Communities

Terrace, Skeena Volunteer Ski Patrol Society  $15,000
Terrace, Terrace Search and Rescue Society $65,000
Smithers, Bulkley Valley Amateur Radio Society $6,500

You can review today's provincial announcement here

The full list of successful recipients is available here.

For more notes from the Provincial Government see our Legislature archive page.

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