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B.C. government providing environment and safety funds

The province provides $4.9 million for 135 environmental-sector organisations and $5.5 Million for emergency and safety service services.

Examples of environmental services include $45,000 to Wildsight, $14,000 to Elk River Watershed Alliance Fernie, and $35,000 to Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society Nelson.

Josie Osborne, Minister for Municipal Affairs, stated that this funding will allow not-for-profit organisations to continue providing vital programming and support to people so that they can thrive and feel safer in their communities.

We support local organizations that are committed in a wide range activities that enhance the environment, improve public safety, and conservation and wildlife protection.

Examples of safety and emergency services include $24,000 for Community Restorative Justice through the Cranbrook and District Restorative Justice Society; $100,000 for the Castlegar Society for Search & Rescue; and $95,000 for Fernie’s Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association.

Doug McPhee (program coordinator) stated that the Cranbrook and District Restorative Justice Society provide support for court diversion in nearby communities as well facilitator training and support to other similar programs.

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Restorative justice groups have the opportunity to operate at an affordable level and provide a valuable service in their communities by receiving funding from sources such as Community Gaming Grants.

MORE: All organizations that receive funds (BC government)

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