Columbia Shuswap directors allocate cash to secure rail trail funding

Money will help create trail network on former Armstrong to Sicamous corridor

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board unanimously approved allocating funds in an effort to secure additional grant money for the Rails to Trails project.

The grant application is another step towards creating a trail network along the former railway corridor from Sicamous to Armstrong.

RELATED: North Okanagan parks receiving upgrades

RELATED: Grant funding sought for rail trail project between Sicamous and Armstrong

“The application to the BC Rural Dividend Fund is for a $500,000 grant towards Rails to Trails project management and preliminary design costs,” said CSRD communications coordinator Tracy Hughes. “In order to secure the BC Rural Dividend Fund grant, a funding commitment to the project is also required from the applicant.”

As part of this application process, the CSRD Board approved a commitment of $168,000 from the Sicamous and Area E Economic Opportunity Fund. The District of Sicamous will fund the remaining $168,000 contribution. Donations and in-kind contributions could become a part of the funding plan, however, to secure the BC Rural Dividend Fund grant application, the funding sources need to be secured.

The CSRD and District of Sicamous will await the decision on the BC Rural Dividend Fund grant application before making their financial contribution to the project.



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

No one in Revelstoke should face dementia alone

More than 66,000 people struggle with Alzheimer’s and dementia in B.C.

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

Bike relay around the world stops in Revelstoke

Bike Jamboree is a Polish project that aims to bike 35,000 km and through 21 different countries

Seeking Shelter: Landlord takes over living area in rental whenever visiting town

Revelstoke renter says everyone pretends to be ‘perfect’ to find accommodation

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Kuhnhackl scores 2 odd goals as Isles dump Canucks 5-2

Vancouver drops second game in two nights

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

Police in Vernon catch suspects after armed robbery in Salmon Arm

Victims told police they were robbed at knife point near an ATM

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Most Read