NDP MLA Katrine Conroy says New Denver will be better prepared for climate-related disasters

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NEW DENVER – New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy says that people in New Denver will benefit from funding that will help strengthen their community’s resilience against climate-related hazards such as flooding, drought, and wildfires.

“Like so many regions, the Kootenays are experiencing the impact of climate change and people are looking to their governments to make sure we are prepared,” said Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West. “This funding for New Denver will significantly boost our ability to assess risk and plan ahead as we face new challenges.”

In Kootenay West, the Village of New Denver is receiving $797,512.00 for risk mapping, risk assessment and planning.

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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