Thursday, May 25, 2023

Province provides for funding for Emergency Response use for a number of Northwest communities

The City of Prince Rupert is about to receive 30,000 dollars in funding from the province towards its plans for Radio System Reliability Upgrades, the money for the City part of a 3 million dollar allocation of funds for over 100 communities and First Nations that was announced on Wednesday.

Also sharing in funding on the North Coast was the community of Masset which receives just under 30,000 dollars for and EOC development plan, while Old Masset Village Council gains just under 27,000 dollars for an EOC Kit Purchase.

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice observed of the nature of some of the emergency situations where the funding will be of use to the communities. 

“Due to the remoteness of the North Coast and Haida Gwaii communities, being prepared for emergencies is especially important. Providing funding for appropriately situated and fully equipped emergency operations centres offers safety and security for people living near natural hazard zones in the North Coast and Haida Gwaii where earthquake and tsunami alerts are not uncommon.”

Around the Northwest, other communities to benefit from the Provincial funding include:

Bulkley-Nechako Regional District: $29,902.22 -- Crisis communications workshop, EOC discussion based exercise and equipment

Fort St. James: $30,000 -- Community Centre portable generator 

Houston -- $$30,000 -- EOC training and equipment 

Kitimat -- $26,299.11 -- Emergency Operations Equipment modernization 

Smithers/Telkwa -- $59,927.35 -- 2023 EOC display security project

The full announcement can be reviewed here.

More notes from the Provincial Capital can be reviewed from our Legislature archive.

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