NDP MLA says people in Ehattesaht Nation will be better equipped for extreme temperatures

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EHATTESAHT FIRST NATION – New Democrat MLA Michele Babchuk says that people in the Ehattesaht First Nation territory will be safer during extreme temperatures thanks to provincial funding to help local governments and First Nations assess and plan for risks of extreme temperatures that B.C. has been experiencing due to climate change.

“We have all seen how extreme heat can affect people, wildlife, and our natural environment, and all levels of government are working to address these risks,” said Michele Babchuk, MLA for North Island. “The Ehattesaht First Nation’s work to assess and plan for extreme weather will support not only their community but the entire region as we all face the challenges extreme heat can pose.”

The Ehattesaht First Nation is receiving $30,000 in funding for extreme heat risk mapping, assessment, and planning.

More than $430,000 is being provided through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) to communities to improve knowledge of the risks associated with extreme temperatures and how these risks will change over time. The funding may be used to develop effective response plans and strategies to prepare, mitigate, and adapt to those risks.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/29367