The province is providing some cash to fix up Vernon facilities.
Funding for new chillers and compressors in the refrigeration plant for the Centennial Outdoor Rink – which was shut down last year due to chiller problems – Priest Valley Arena and the curling rink.
The province will provide $695,000 for the project out of the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program, a $100-million provincially funded umbrella program, which is providing a one-time infrastructure funding grants to communities province wide.
The grants will support economic resilience, tourism, heritage and urban and rural economic development projects.
According to a provincial website, shovel-worthy projects are being funded through five streams: Community Economic Resilience; Destination Development, Rural Economic Recovery, Unique Heritage Infrastructure and the Aboriginal Head Start program. Through the CERIP’s Community Economic Resilience stream, the Province is investing $30 million to fund 63 small-scale public-use infrastructure projects throughout B.C.
The Lake Country Art Gallery Society will receive $40,000 to provide functional facility upgrades to the art gallery.
West Kelowna will get $442,000 to replace a 21-year-old ammonia chiller in the ice-making plant at Jim Lind Arena and Royal LePage Place.
Revelstoke will see an infusion of $947,039 to provide phase one of the Revelstoke Valley rail, while Sicamous will get $447,000 to replace the public washroom at Beach Park.
Penticton and Nelson will each receive $1 million for projects in those communities.
For the full list of communities receiving grants, click here.