Backgrounder:  Canada and British Columbia invest in local infrastructure to help build community connections in Northern B.C

Backgrounder

Backgrounder: Canada and British Columbia invest in local infrastructure to help build community connections in Northern B.C

The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are investing over $5.7 million to support nine infrastructure projects in Northern B.C. through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Canada is contributing over $5.1 million, and B.C. is contributing over $615,000.

Under the new COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream, the federal cost share for public infrastructure projects is up to 80%, with the Province adding 20% to achieve 100% funding. The federal government is providing up to 100% funding in the territories and for projects intended for Indigenous communities.

Project Information:

Community

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Bulkley-Nechako

Smithers-Laidlaw Trail

Construct an approximate 3.5 km multi-use segment of the Telkwa-Smithers  pathway along the Highway 16 corridor to improve active transportation in the area.

$1,172,752

$293,188

Burns Lake

Burns Lake Arena HVAC System Repairs and Upgrades

Retrofit the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena HVAC and water systems to increase energy efficiency and reduce costs.

$120,000

$30,000

Fort St. John

North Peace Arena 2021 Upgrades

Replace the roof, install new air handling units and rooftop exhaust fans, and replace interior lights with LED lights.

$687,200

$171,800

Gitsegukla Band

Gitsegukla Community Kitchen Retrofit

Construct a community kitchen to support meal programs and the teaching of traditional cooking.

$398,500

$0

Iskut

Band Administration Building Renovation

Renovate the Band administration building to improve energy efficiency and address some health and safety considerations.

$528,375

$0

Lhtako Dene Nation

Multi-use Pathway and Street Lighting Network Development

Construct a 1.2 km multi-use pathway to safely connect the community’s main amenities, including public transit, the local community hall and playground.

$997,455

$0

Nisga’a Village of Gitlaxt'aamix

Skateen Drive Sidewalk Construction Project

Construct approximately 475 meters of sidewalks along the main road to increase pedestrian safety in the community.

$742,333

$0

Stewart

Administration Building Exterior Upgrade

Retrofit an administration building to improve operational and energy efficiency.

$131,200

$32,800

Terrace

Sportsplex Retrofits

Install a generator and heat-pump to enhance the heating, ventilation and air circulation of the Sportsplex.

$351,020

$87,755

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