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Valemount gets grant to study boundary extension

Victoria has approved a $35,000 restructure planning grant for the Village of Valemount to study the impact of a municipal boundary extension that would include a proposed destination resort.

The grant will enable Valemount and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George officials to study both the benefits and challenges involved in extending the village’s municipal boundary to include the proposed Valemount Glacier Destination Resort.

Valemount Glacier Destinations Ltd. is proposing to build a year-round resort, including ski lifts, residential development and a hotel just west of the village. The resort proponent requires an approved master development agreement with the province before the project can proceed.

Ministry staff continue to work with the village and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George to finalize the boundary extension study terms of reference and a cost-sharing agreement that will include the village’s contribution of $20,000.

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