NDP MLA Babchuk says Strathcona Regional District will be better prepared for climate-related disasters

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CAMPBELL RIVER – New Democrat MLA Michele Babchuk says that people in the Strathcona Regional District will benefit from funding that will help strengthen their community’s resilience against climate-related hazards such as flooding, drought, wildfires.

“When disaster hits, it impacts the entire community, and we want to know our local governments are prepared to get people the help they need,” said Michele Babchuk, MLA for North Island. “We’re helping the Strathcona Regional District to be able to reduce risks and support people in case of emergencies.”

The Strathcona Regional District is receiving $1,177,487 for the Reconciliation Through Restoration & A One Health Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction project, partnering with Campbell River, Homalco First Nation, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations, K’ómoks First Nation, Nuchatlaht First Nation, Gold River, and Sawyard

The province is providing more than $44 million through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF), which will go to more than 70 projects in 63 communities under the Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Adaptation stream. These investments also support the Province’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy, which outlines a broad range of actions through to 2025 to address climate impacts and build resilience across B.C.

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