District of Lake Country to Receive Provincial Funding

Recently the Province of B.C. announced that one billion dollars in new, one-time grants would be allocated to local governments throughout B.C. to help build community infrastructure and amenities to meet the demands of unprecedented population growth.  

The District of Lake Country welcomed the announcement and would like to recognize the Province of B.C. for the $6,778,000 contribution from the Growing Communities Fund. In the coming weeks the Province will be explaining how the funds can be spent within municipalities across B.C. Premier David Eby recognized that cities and towns need support to build thriving, livable communities and address their unique infrastructure and amenities demands.  

The funding is appreciated and greatly needed, and Council will consider all options in the best interests of the whole community,” said Mayor Blair Ireland. “As the funding is for projects that require one-time funding, such as infrastructure, roads, water, sewer, recreation options, or community amenities as outlined by the province, the funding will not be available for offsetting property tax increases. We have many infrastructure and amenities needs where this funding will be very useful.”  

As staff gather more information on how the funds can be used within the municipality, recommendations will be presented to Council for consideration based on community priorities and needs.  

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Growing Communities Fund - Letter to Lake Country

For more information contact

District of Lake Country Chief Financial Officer, Trevor James


Tel 250-766-5650