The funding is part of more than $6 million in grants provided to 85 municipalities, regional districts and First Nations throughout the province as part of the community resiliency investment program. (BC Govt)

Southeast Fire Centre gets $907,000 to reduce wildfire risk

Funding to help support local wildfire prevention efforts and educate people about wildfire safety

The B.C. government is providing more than $900,000 to support the Southeast Fire Centre in reducing the risk of wildfires this season.

The funding is part of more than $6 million in grants provided to 85 municipalities, regional districts and First Nations throughout the province to support local wildfire prevention efforts and help educate people about wildfire safety.

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The program was established in September with $50 million, with another $10 million in the February 2019 budget.

On Monday, the BC Wildfire Service listed the current fire danger rating in the Southeast as very low to moderate.

Here is a list of the grants available for each community:

  • Akisqnuk First Nation: $100,000 to assist with fuel and vegetation management
  • ?Aq’am First Nation: $96,000 to assist with planning and fuel and vegetation management
  • Village of Canal Flats: $73,325 to assist with education, planning, inter-agency co-operation, emergency planning, cross-training, fuel and vegetation management, and FireSmart activities on private land
  • City of Castlegar: $30,000 to assist with planning
  • Regional District of Central Kootenay: $145,000 to assist with education and FireSmart activities on private land
  • Regional District of East Kootenay: $100,000 to assist with education, inter-agency co-operation, emergency planning, cross-training and FireSmart activities on private land
  • District of Invermere: $98,230 to assist with education and fuel and vegetation management
  • Village of Midway: $40,000 to assist with education, inter-agency co-operation, cross-training, fuel and vegetation management, and FireSmart activities on private land
  • Village of Nakusp: $42,928 to assist with education, fuel and vegetation management, and FireSmart activities on private land
  • City of Rossland: $182,166 to assist with education, planning, FireSmart demonstration projects, fuel and vegetation management, and FireSmart activities on private land


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