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NDP MLAs say funding will support tourism on the North Shore

April 25, 2023 at 2:57 pm  Politics, Provincial

NORTH VANCOUVER – New Democrat MLAs Susie Chant and Bowinn Ma are announcing provincial funding to support projects for building and upkeep of tourism infrastructure across B.C., including in North Vancouver.

The North Vancouver shorelines and beaches are important to our community and environment, and we know that so much work goes into taking care of it.” says Susie Chant, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour. “Projects like the shoreline restoration at Cates Park are necessary to keeping the North Shore safe and well maintained for residents, visitors, and local wildlife alike.”

In North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver is receiving $800,000 for shoreline restoration at Cates Park/Whey-ah-Wichen and the North Vancouver Community Arts Council is receiving $200,000 for the North Shore Culture Compass Creative Tourism Component.

Today’s investment is a $30 million investment on top of the already $15 million allocated to tourism infrastructure projects for 2023, to continue our government’s support for a strong, diverse tourism industry throughout B.C.

“Online mapping tools help people find places and experiences they might never have known about,” says Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale. “North Van Arts has been working hard on this resource and I’m so excited that more people will get to explore the North Shore.”

This funding will help support a more sustainable year-round tourism economy for B.C. that attracts people from all over the globe. The over 90 projects funded provincially are shovel-ready and will be able to hit the ground running thanks to this funding.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28635

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