The province is sending the City of Courtenay $7.6 million to work on infrastructure and other projects.
The money comes from the Growing Communities Fund, which is giving local governments part of $1 billion in grants to help address the needs of their own communities.
City of Courtenay mayor Bob Wells says this announcement came at the right time.
“The funding will create new opportunities for the City to put much-needed provincial dollars towards our growth-driven infrastructure needs,” says Wells.
“We’ve done a lot of heavy lifting in recent years on major projects like the Greenwood Trunk and the 5th Street Bridge, and I’m so pleased this new funding will allow us to further advance priorities for infrastructure improvements.”
Wells adds that they will review the City’s capital program and services to determine how they can use this new investment properly.