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Quesnel City Council approves grant application for wildfire preparedness on private property

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The request is for 57 thousand dollars to the Union of BC Municipalities.

It would come out of the Community Resilience Investment Program.

Erin Robinson is the city’s Forestry Initiatives Manager.

“The CRI grant will be used for education, rebates for homeowners, wildfire preparedness month and further behavior change initiatives building supply stores and other initiates under this.”

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Robinson says they are also advocating for South Quesnel to achieve FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Status.

Over the past few years, money from this fund has been used to carry out fuel management on Sugar Loaf Park and Gassoff’s Range in South Hills, as well as for extensive FireSmart education and community outreach, property assessments, and the rebate program.

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