NORTH VANCOUVER – New Democrat MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale Bowinn Ma is welcoming $87,241 to assist with planning and education for wildfire mitigation.
“We are facing an increased risk of wildfires with climate change,” said MLA Bowinn Ma. “While we tackle the broader problem by reducing emissions, this funding will also enable us to respond to emergencies with an approach that prioritizes education and planning.”
The City of North Vancouver will receive $25,000 to assist with wildfire planning, and the District of North Vancouver will receive $62,241 to assist with education, inter-agency cooperation, emergency planning, cross-training, and fuel management.
The City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver are two of almost 90 local governments and First Nations throughout BC benefiting from almost $9 million in new provincial government grants to support wildfire risk reduction projects through the Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) program.
The CRI program helps reduce wildfire risks and impacts in BC communities by providing funding and support to complete FireSmart initiatives and fuel management activities. The program is administered by the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).
Since launching the CRI program in September 2018, the BC New Democrat government has invested more than $18.6 million to support 209 projects helping local governments and First Nations mitigate wildfire threats around their communities.
Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/21721