Local groups get grants

A handful of North Okanagan groups are benefiting from some development grant cash being handed out by the NDP government.

Funding is being awarded to 53 local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations around the province to support project development in rural communities.

Locally, they include:

  • Lumby & District Chamber of Commerce: $10,000
  • North Okanagan Cycling Society (Coldstream): $10,000
  • Regional District of North Okanagan and Regional District of North Okanagan electoral areas B, C, D, and F: $9,786
  • Okanagan Indian Band: $10,000

"I know this new funding will go a long way to ensure that folks in rural communities can share in economic gains, take control of their own economies, and plan and develop projects that will sustain their communities and families into the future,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

A total of $528,000 was handed out in today's grants.

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