The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is receiving $10 million to invest in modern, efficient infrastructure that supports the region’s growth into a complete service centre for industrial activity and economic development through natural resource industries.
“Northern communities and their hard-working people have long contributed to the prosperity of our province,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Our government will continue to invest in infrastructure that strengthens local economies, protects our environment and creates opportunities for people in the northern communities and across the province.”
Projects supported through this infrastructure funding include significant sewer and airport improvements, road and drainage works, and water and solid waste projects. Examples include:
- more than $23.3 million towards water and wastewater upgrades;
- $6 million towards a new $35-million recreation centre; and
- $4.4 million towards improvements to the Northern Rockies Regional Airport.
This is the fifth year the region has received funds from the Province as part of its 20-year Infrastructure Development Contribution Agreement with the Government of British Columbia.
The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is a central region for industrial activities important to the entire provincial economy, including oil and gas development. It is located in the northeast corner of British Columbia, and includes the communities of Fort Nelson and Toad River.