|Premier David Eby making the province's 65 million dollar|
funding announcement this morning from the
Museum of Northern BC
(image from Taylor Bachrach FB)
With the Province pf British Columbia announcing today that it will provide 65 million dollars to the City to replace crucial sections of the city's aging water distribution system.
In his comments related to the funding, the Premier made note of the work over the Christmas Holiday period as part of a Local State of Emergency, to keep the city's struggling water infrastructure operating.
“The importance of reliable drinking-water delivery cannot be overstated. We saw first-hand the critical need for this funding last December when the city issued a state of emergency due to water-distribution concerns. Crews worked tirelessly to keep potable water flowing to homes during the holiday season, and I want to thank them for their efforts. Together we are working to support the people of Prince Rupert, replacing aging infrastructure and ensuring that this valuable resource is available now and in the future.”
|Work on the city's infrastructure woes should ramp up significantly in the months|
and years ahead with 65 million dollars in funding promised today by the
Province go British Columbia
Also speaking to the issue today was Minister of Municipal Affairs Anne Kang.“We know that old infrastructure can cause both public-safety and economic issues within communities. Working together, this funding will help support the health and safety of the community, and ensure people have access to the services they rely on.”
“The health of my community is paramount. This investment will ensure up-to-date water-distribution services that are integral to the well-being of Prince Rupert's people. Our government is committed to supporting communities to create opportunities for them to build the public infrastructure they urgently need.”
Congratulations to former Mayor Lee Brain and current Mayor Herb Pond and council on this great achievementReplyDelete
Congratulations for no infrastructure work to speak of for 8 years? Herb inherited an emergency situation. He was stuck going along for the ride.Delete
You just must not have been paying attention to the tens of millions spent on the new water dam, supply lines, treatment centre, landfill cell, RCMP station, etc etc etcDelete
Lester handed over an emergency situation. 40+ years of boom with nothing to speak of in preparation for an inevitable bustDelete
The BC NDP just announced their budget which includes a $4.2 billion deficit. It's great to hear that our town is going to be at least partially fixed but on top of countless new taxes and inflation, our children and grandchildren are also going to be saddled with paying a trillion dollar federal deficit and a rising provincial debt.ReplyDelete
Before we all get too excited understand that your governments are spending way more than they have. Want tax relief? Unlikely with so much debt to pay off.