Province supports climate-emergency projects in the North

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Nov 01, 2023 – BC Government News

To help strengthen resilience against climate-related hazards, the Province is providing funding to the Fraser-Fort George Regional District and the Peace River Regional District for a pair of community projects.

“British Columbians are concerned about the increasing effects of climate change and the emergencies we’re already experiencing – like drought, flooding, extreme heat and wildfires,” said Bowinn Ma, Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness. “By funding local, on-the-ground projects, our government is helping First Nations and local governments protect their communities and keep people safer from future emergencies.”

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George will receive $1,049,875 for a regional project to identify and assess flood and landslide risk and hazards across all four municipalities, seven electoral areas and two First Nations in the region. Communities will strengthen long-term efforts to reduce the risk of disasters by understanding the existing vulnerabilities and developing a framework for future decision-making.

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