New Mackenzie transfer station
Victoria has announced the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is receiving a grant of $1,534,666 from the New Building Canada – Small Communities Fund to assist with solid-waste management and the construction of a full service transfer station at the Mackenzie Regional landfill.
With this funding, the Regional District will be able to go ahead with plans for the construction of a full service transfer station at the Mackenzie Regional landfill.
Providing one location to residents allows for improved recycling and waste disposal. It provides the opportunity not only for residents to divert materials more conveniently but also helps the regional district meet the waste diversion goals. The new transfer station design will be coordinated to ensure needs of the local garbage collection services and the community’s desire for more convenient disposal and recycling.
Project budget and timeline will be updated, but it is expected to be complete in the fall of 2018.
Invasive plant council supported
The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George will provide $25,000 to support the work of the Northwest Invasive Plant Council. The council provides support and coordination for those involved in the various aspects of invasive plant management including awareness, inventory, treatments and assessment. The funding comes from community grants-in-aid from all seven electoral areas.
The Board approved the following requests for Community and Recreation Grants:
- $895 to the Ness Lake Recreation Commission for community rink expenses
- $1400 to the Reid Lake Farmers Institute for insurance
- $12,000 to the Buckhorn Volunteer Fire Fighters Association for equipment upgrades and first aid supplies
- $3500 to the Longworth Recreation Association for insurance, utilities and building expenses
- $3500 to the Sinclair Mills Education and Research Club for operating expenses
- $4000 to the Autumn Lodge Society for seniors activities expenses
- $2500 to the McBride Centennial Elementary School for swimming lessons
- $1500 to the Robson Valley Arts and Culture Council for entertainer expenses
- $1500 to the Valemount Arts and Cultural Society for performance expenses
- $6000 to the Valemount Curling Club for insurance.
- $21,000 to the Prince George Agricultural & Historical Association (thru Community Grants in Aid from Areas A, C, D, E, F, and G)