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Cranbrook, Trail and Nelson non-profits receive provincial gaming grants

Three non-profits in the Kootenays are getting a piece of a $5.3 million pie.

The East Kootenay Foundation for Health in Cranbrook is getting $250,000.

Provincial officials said the money will go towards developing a foundry centre in the region.

The centre will be for youth ages 12-24 to get primary care, mental health support, substance use support, social services, and peer support.

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The Nelson Seach and Rescue Society will get some financial aid to build a new boathouse.

Currently, the boat is being stored at the prestige lakeside marina while the equipment for the boat is stored at another location.

Sixty-three thousand dollars will go to this.

Trail’s Take a Hike, Youth at Risk Foundation is being supplied $64,562 for a 24-seat passenger van for programming in the BC Interior.

In total, 49 non-profits received funding for a total of $5.3 million.

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