Federal and provincial governments provide $110.3 million to fund 57 community, recreation and green infrastructure projects in British Columbia
Seven projects are in the Kootenays.
Castlegar is receiving $654,400 in federal funds and $545,279 from the province to install a play structure in a castle and create an accessible gravel walking path around Millennium Park.
A permanent visitor center will be set up in Kimberley at the Kimberley Nordic
The province contributes $59,146, while $94,634 comes from the federal government.
Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, said in a statement that these funds will encourage people to meet in the community.
“Accessible spaces that allow community members to gather, learn and express their creativity help reduce social isolation and promote inclusion,” she said.
“Our government is pleased that British Columbia is partnering with us to invest in social and green infrastructure projects that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of British Columbians.
Visit the link below to see all of the projects in the Kootenays that are receiving money.
PLUS: Funding for community projects (Government of British Columbia)