NDP MLA Mitzi Dean says double the funding for rural projects will help people in Beecher Bay

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BEECHER BAY – New Democrat MLA Mitzi Dean says that double the funding for B.C.’s newest economic diversification program will enable municipalities, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations to complete more projects in rural communities, including Beecher Bay.

“It is great to see the Sc’ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation receive support for this important project,” said Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin. “This new funding will help diversify the local economy and ensure we can continue to grow sustainability.”

Sc’ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation is receiving $100,000 as part of the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP) to promote economic diversification, clean economy opportunities and infrastructure development in rural B.C.

The New Democrat government is investing $66 million this year to support over 200 local, rural projects. Building resilient economies is part of the Province’s work through the StrongerBC Economic Plan to build a strong and sustainable economy through clean and inclusive growth.

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