Squamish Nation to improve emergency support services with new funding

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Apr 02, 2022 – Mina Kerr-Lazenby/North Shore News

The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) is one of 57 First Nations and local governments in line to receive funding to improve and update its emergency support services (ESS) for people evacuated from their homes during emergencies.

A $2.2 million contribution from the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) will be dished out to help communities strengthen their ESS, with the Squamish Nation set to receive $29,870.67.

“British Columbians who are forced to evacuate their homes often rely on provincially funded emergency support services that are delivered in partnership with First Nations and local governments,” said Bowinn Ma, Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness in a press release.

“This funding will help communities build up capacity to better deliver these supports to people during very stressful situations as we continue modernising and improving ESS.”

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