NDP MLA Malcolmson says community will be better prepared for climate-related disasters

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NANAIMO – New Democrat MLA Sheila Malcolmson says that people in Nanaimo will benefit from funding that will help strengthen their community’s resilience against climate-related hazards such as flooding, drought, wildfires.

“We want people in Nanaimo to feel safe and secure knowing our community can respond to disasters if they come up”, said Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo. “We’re funding Nanaimo and the RDN $450,000 to make sure our local governments can do this work.”

The Regional District of Nanaimo is receiving $150,000 for climate risk assessment for coastal flood hazard areas, while the City of Nanaimo is receiving $300,000 for HRVA renewal and risk mapping, partnering with the Snuneymuxw First Nation.

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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