$17.1 million for infrastructure projects

Six community infrastructure projects in the Peace region and northeast B.C. received $17.1 million in federal and provincial funding on Friday.

The federal government announced the joint funding through the Canada Infrastructure Program.

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The funding includes:

Fort St. John, Festival Plaza
Construction of a permanent all-season gathering space to accommodate markets, festivals, celebrations and arts and cultural events. The project includes a shed-style overhead structure, public washrooms, artistic obelisk structures, creative lighting, outdoor performance space, a moveable stage and landscaping.

Federal funding: $1,050,300
Provincial funding: $875,162
Applicant funding: $700,289

Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club, Day Lodge
Construction of a day lodge at the Beatton Provincial Park trails including deck, electrical connection works and wood-burning stove.

Federal funding: $219,778
Provincial funding: $137,361
Applicant funding: $192,308

Doig River First Nation, Tea Dance Circle
Construction of a dance circle including foundation, earthworks, seating, arbour and canopy.

Federal funding: $906,750
Provincial funding: $0
Applicant funding: $302,250

Prophet River First Nation, Ice Rink
Construction of an outdoor ice rink which can also be used for ball hockey, basketball and tennis in the warmer months.

Federal funding: $1,895,662
Provincial funding: $0
Applicant funding: $631,888

Salteau First Nation, Community Cultural Building
Construction of a community centre including a gathering space, fitness centre, meeting rooms, kitchen, washrooms, offices, and an art space to accommodate gatherings, fitness programs, courses, training, cultural programs and social activities.

Federal funding: $11,711,907
Provincial funding: $0
Applicant funding: $3,903,970

West Moberly First Nations, Culture/Community Centre
Completion of the unfinished basement of the newly constructed Health Station building to provide space for activities such as performing arts and a place to pass on traditions of the community. Works include a dining and gathering room, a storage room, a kitchen, washrooms, HVAC and utility room.

Federal funding: $334,170
Provincial funding: $0
Applicant funding: $111,390 

The federal government says it is funding of 92 infrastructure projects in B.C. More than $65.3 million was announced for 24 projects across northern B.C., including 12 in First Nation communities.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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