NDP MLA Jennifer Rice says people in Klemtu will be better equipped for extreme temperatures

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KLEMTU – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice says that people in Klemtu will be safer during extreme temperatures thanks to provincial funding to help local governments and First Nations assess and plan for risks of extreme temperatures that B.C. has been experiencing due to climate change.

“Extreme temperatures are something we need to prepare for as the consequences of climate change threaten our coastal communities,” says Jennifer Rice, MLA for the North Coast. “This funding for an extreme temperature response plan, as well as last week’s announced funding for evacuation route planning will help ensure that the community of Klemtu and the Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation be equipped to deal with potential climate emergencies.”

The Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation in Klemtu is receiving $30,000.00 in funding for an Extreme Temperature Risk Assessment and Response Plan.

More than $430,000 is being provided through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) to communities to improve knowledge of the risks associated with extreme temperatures and how these risks will change over time. The funding may be used to develop effective response plans and strategies to prepare, mitigate, and adapt to those risks.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/29367