MLA Doug Donaldson welcomes B.C. government funds for local public safety organizations

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SMITHERS – New Democrat MLA Doug Donaldson is welcoming $76,200 in funding for two not-for-profit organizations in Smithers. The organizations offer public safety services that are receiving funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.

“Through these organizations, local people generously give their time ensuring the safety of their fellow citizens,” said Donaldson, the MLA for Stikine. “I’m proud that they’re getting the support they deserve through Community Gaming Grants.”

The recipients of the community grant funding are the Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue Society and the Bulkley Valley Amateur Radio Society.

Across the province, over 145 public safety-related organizations are receiving more than $6.5 million this year. Through public safety programs, these groups provide emergency and lifesaving services including search and rescue activities, volunteer fire departments, emergency preparedness, community and restorative justice, and more.

The Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia each year.

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