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NDP MLA Brittny Anderson says grants will support local organizations and keep people and the environment safe

March 23, 2023 at 1:21 pm  Politics, Provincial

NELSON – New Democrat MLA Brittny Anderson says local organizations will be able to protect local ecosystems and keep people safe thanks to $354,200 from the Community Gaming Grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.

“Protecting the environment and keeping people safe are among our top priorities as a government, and we know community organizations are essential partners in this delivery,” said Brittny Anderson, MLA for Nelson-Creston. “That’s why we are providing these grants to some of our outstanding local organizations so they can continue the important work they do.”

In Nelson-Creston, the following community organizations are receiving funding for public safety work, which can include restorative justice, firefighting, search and rescue, emergency preparedness and community safety.

  • Kaslo Search and Rescue- $20,000
  • Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association- $9,500
  • Nelson Search and Rescue Society- $67,300
  • Nelson Cycling Club Society- $60,000

The following local organizations are receiving funding for environmental initiatives, such as animal protection, conservation and environmental awareness programs:

  • Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society- $33,000
  • Wildsight Creston Valley Branch- $8,400
  • Creston Community Seed Bank Society- $2,500
  • Kokanee Creek Nature Centre Society- $16,500
  • Kootenay Native Plant Society- $13,000
  • Living Lakes Canada Society- $25,000
  • Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society- $4,000
  • Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society- $35,000
  • West Kootenay Community EcoSociety- $60,000

More than $12 million in new funding for public safety and environment programs will support 281 non-profit organizations that are helping make life better for people throughout B.C.

Learn more:  https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023MUNI0019-000376

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