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UBCM Closes with Big Funding Announcements from Clark

Premier Christy Clark closed the Union of BC Municipalities Convention (UBCM) on Friday with several announcements.

$90 million in infrastructure grants, $5 million in crime-fighting dollars and $10 million towards wildfire protection.

The Premier also assured forestry towns across BC she is focused the softwood lumber agreement which expires next month.

“And I want you to know if you are from a forest community, whether that’s Vancouver or Surrey, Williams Lake or Burns whoever the newly elected Prime Minister is, my very very first call is to talk about softwood lumber.”

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She also announced a $75 million dollar rural dividend for small towns… specifically mentioning Quesnel… that are going through an economic transition.

UBCM, which was formed to provide a common voice for local government, wrapped up in Vancouver.

 

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