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East Kootenay communities and organizations receiving federal funds

Organizations and communities in the East Kootenay are getting over $2 million dollars from the federal government to revitalize public spaces and enhance tourism experiences.

The City of Fernie is getting $468,750 to upgrade and increase parking areas adjacent to the downtown core.

The District of Elkford will be revitalizing the downtown core by constructing new pathways, installing waste bins and park furniture, and improving landscaping. They are getting $204,000.

$485,000 will help Sparwood create an accessible park environment with added seating and event space.

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“The District of Sparwood would like to thank the federal government for this valuable grant that will go towards beautifying Centennial Plaza,” said Mayor David Wilks.

“Being able to provide a gathering place for activities and festivals during all seasons is tremendous. This is another great example of levels of government working together for the betterment of communities across Canada.”

Below is a list of the other communities and organizations getting funds.

  • Kimberley Disabled Skier’s Association – $64,225
  • Wildsight Elk Valley Branch – $252,000
  • Canadian Rockies River Expeditions Ltd. – $99,999
  • Compass Mountain Outfitters Ltd. – $28,500
  • Cranbrook and Region Tourism Society – $100,000
  • Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association – $231,500
  • Valley Zipline Adventures Ltd. – $99,999
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