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BETTER COMMUNITIES WITH INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING

Fri, 20 Jun 2008 20:32:09 GMT

VICTORIA – Sixty-six local governments will share almost $890,000 from the first round of the Province’s $2 million annual Infrastructure Planning Grant program, helping them to plan greener, healthier infrastructure, Community Services Minister Ida Chong announced.



TRAFFIC FINE TRANSFER CONTINUES TO SUPPORT COMMUNITIES

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 20:02:15 GMT

VICTORIA – The Province is returning more than $61 million in traffic fine revenue to local governments, helping municipalities to enhance their policing and community-based public safety programs, Community Services Minister Ida Chong announced.



TOFINO TO BENEFIT FROM NEW REVENUE-SHARING AGREEMENT

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 22:36:11 GMT

TOFINO – Tofino will receive $3.5 million over the next five years through an agreement signed with the Province today under the B.C. Resort Municipality Initiative, allowing it to invest a portion of provincial hotel room tax revenue in local resort-oriented projects and programs, Community Services Minister Ida Chong announced.



UCLUELET SIGNS NEW RESORT MUNICIPALITY AGREEMENT

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 22:32:03 GMT

UCLUELET – Visitors to Ucluelet will soon have better trekking access through some of the world’s most spectacular ancient forests, thanks to an agreement signed with the Province under the B.C. Resort Municipality Initiative allowing the community to invest a portion of provincial hotel room tax revenue in local resort-oriented projects and programs, Community Services Minister Ida Chong announced.



PRINCETON SPIRIT SQUARE TO HONOUR VETERANS

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 17:46:10 GMT

PRINCETON – The Town of Princeton will revitalize its commercial district with the development of its own Town Square in Cenotaph Park, Small Business and Revenue Minister Rick Thorpe said, announcing a $200,000 contribution from the Province’s B.C. Spirit Squares program.



GRANTS HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS PROVIDE SERVICES

Thu, 29 May 2008 20:16:54 GMT

VICTORIA – The Province is providing a record $47 million in small community and regional district grants this year to local governments across B.C., Community Services Minister Ida Chong announced.



STUDY PROVIDES OPTIONS FOR WASTE RESOURCE RECOVERY

Tue, 20 May 2008 18:17:20 GMT

VICTORIA – The Province has released an independent report on integrated resource management that examines approaches for local governments across British Columbia to use solid and liquid waste to create energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve water, and recover nutrients.



NEW RESORT AGREEMENT SUPPORTS REVELSTOKE TOURISM

Fri, 02 May 2008 20:32:03 GMT

VERNON – Revelstoke is the most recent community to sign an agreement under the B.C. Resort Municipality Initiative with the Province, allowing it to share a portion of provincial hotel room tax revenues to invest in local resort-oriented projects and support a greener, healthier environment, Community Services Minister Ida Chong announced.



SOUTHERN INTERIOR RECEIVES RECORD MUNICIPAL FUNDING

Fri, 02 May 2008 20:16:55 GMT

VERNON – The Province is significantly increasing unconditional grants to local governments, providing more than $9.6 million this year alone to communities in the Southern Interior, Community Services Minister Ida Chong announced.



TRAFFIC FINE TRANSFER CONTINUES TO SUPPORT COMMUNITIES

Fri, 02 May 2008 19:46:35 GMT

VERNON – The Province is returning a record $4.3 million in traffic fine revenue to 11 Southern Interior municipalities this year, helping to enhance their policing and community-based public safety programs, Community Services Minister Ida Chong announced.



FUNDING SUPPORTS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WHO WITNESS ABUSE

Fri, 25 Apr 2008 20:02:23 GMT

VICTORIA – The BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses (BCYSTH) is receiving $356,854 in funding to support its Violence is Preventable (VIP) program for children who witness abuse. The funding was announced by Ida Chong, Minister of Community Services and Minister responsible for Seniors’ and Women’s Issues, during Prevention of Violence Against Women Week.



MAP FUNDING BENEFITS STREET-LEVEL SEX TRADE WORKERS

Thu, 24 Apr 2008 16:52:18 GMT

VICTORIA – Some of the most vulnerable women working in the sex trade in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) will continue to receive services through the Mobile Access Project (MAP), thanks to $190,000 from the Province. The funding was announced today by Ida Chong, Minister of Community Services and Minister responsible for Seniors’ and Women’s Issues.



FUNDING ASSISTS B.C.-BASED VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 21:58:05 GMT

VICTORIA – An award-winning made-in-B.C. primary violence prevention program will receive $500,000 to continue its unique work. Ida Chong, Minister of Community Services and Minister responsible for Seniors’ and Women’s Issues, announced the funding during Prevention of Violence Against Women Week.



FUNDING SUPPORTS MÉTIS VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM

Mon, 21 Apr 2008 20:02:37 GMT

VICTORIA – The Métis Nation British Columbia and Métis Women’s Secretariat-BC will receive over $137,500 in funding to support violence against women prevention activities, which includes engaging Métis men and boys in prevention of violence against women and girls, announced Ida Chong, Minister of Community Services and Minister responsible for Seniors’ and Women’s Issues.



$1.27 MILLION FOR INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN PORT HARDY

Mon, 21 Apr 2008 17:16:45 GMT

PORT HARDY – The federal and provincial governments are investing in two infrastructure projects that will improve the wastewater system for residents of Port Hardy and support the community’s new salmon stewardship centre.



“GREEN” LEGISLATION SUPPORTS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 17:32:19 GMT

VICTORIA – The Province has introduced Bill 27, legislation to help municipalities and regional districts create more compact, sustainable and greener communities, announced Community Services Minister Ida Chong.



BC150 FUNDING HELPS CELEBRATE WOMEN, SENIORS & ELDERS

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 17:02:06 GMT

VICTORIA – The Province is providing $200,000 to B.C. communities to help tell the stories of the women, seniors and elders who helped shape British Columbia’s first 150 years, Community Services Minister Ida Chong announced.



WATER AND TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES FOR SUNSHINE COAST

Sat, 29 Mar 2008 22:48:07 GMT

GIBSONS – The governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing in two projects that will improve water quality in Gibsons and assist the Sunshine Coast Regional District in the management of infrastructure projects.



PROVINCE SUPPORTS GREEN COMPLEX FOR SECHELT NATION

Sat, 29 Mar 2008 18:17:03 GMT

SECHELT – Community Services Minister Ida Chong presented $400,000 from the Towns for Tomorrow program to the Sechelt Indian Government District to help build a new environmentally sustainable community and cultural complex for residents.



HOPE TO CREATE SPIRIT SQUARE LEGACY IN MEMORIAL PARK

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 18:32:04 GMT

HOPE – Hope’s well-used Memorial Park will be upgraded and improved, helping the community celebrate its rich history and commemorate BC150, British Columbia’s 150th anniversary, Barry Penner, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent and Minister of Environment, said in announcing $500,000 from the Province’s B.C. Spirit Squares program.