NDP MLA Routley says Cowichan Valley will be better prepared for climate-related disasters

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LADYSMITH – New Democrat MLA Doug Routley says that people in the Cowichan Valley will benefit from funding that will help strengthen their community’s resilience against climate-related hazards such as flooding, drought, and wildfires.

“Climate adaptation and disaster readiness requires action at all levels to make sure people are kept safe in our communities,” said Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan. “This support for communities in the Cowichan Valley to better prepare for disasters and manage risks will help make this region safer”

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is receiving $226,250 for disaster risk and climate adaptation public awareness projects.

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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