NDP MLA Josie Osborne says grants will support local organizations and keep people and the environment safe

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PORT ALBERNI – New Democrat MLA Josie Osborne says local organizations will be able to protect local ecosystems and keep people safe thanks to $129,500 from the Community Gaming Grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.

“Non-profit organizations do incredible work that make our communities stronger and more vibrant,” said Josie Osborne, MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim. “These investments will help local organizations to continue their work to help keep people safe, healthy, and active.”

In Mid Island-Pacific Rim, the following community organizations are receiving funding for public safety work, which can include restorative justice, firefighting, search and rescue, emergency preparedness and community safety.

  • United Riders of Cumberland Association- $25,000
  • Port Alberni Marine Rescue Society- $33,000
  • Alberni Valley Rescue Squad- $55,000
  • Pacific Rim Marine Search and Rescue Society – $16,500

More than $12 million in new funding for public safety and environment programs will support 281 non-profit organizations that are helping make life better for people throughout B.C.

Learn more:  https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023MUNI0019-000376