More Rural Dividend Money Announced


The B.C. government has announced another $4.3 million in Rural Dividend funding for 24 projects in northern B.C.

The announcements come in a series of news releases on Monday.

The largest contributions in our region include more than $470,000 for the Gitxsan Development Corporation for industrial complex in south Hazelton, including a bio-coal pellet plant.

The Dease River First Nation is being awarded almost $500,000 for a forestry venture and the Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw gets $432,000 for an off-road bike and hiking trail system.

The Gitxaala First Nation will receive $337,000 to create a community restaurant and eatery and the Kitasoo Indian Band at Klemtu gets half a million dollars to upgrade a hydropower facility.
The Kitimat Stikine Regional District is getting $175,000 to continue a "resident and workforce attraction initiative".

Grants of up to as much as $100,000 are going to other projects being undertaken by the municipalities of Burns Lake, Houston and Stewart, the Kitselas, Kitsumkalum, Witset, Wet'suwt'en and Cheslatta Carrier First Nations, Skidegate Band Council, Misty Rivers Arts Council and Houston Link Learning Society.

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