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Regional District approves over $1 million for upgrades, arts, and grants

The Regional District’s board set out the finding for numerous summer projects yesterday (Thursday).

$461,310 is going towards upgrades at the Mackenzie and McBride hospitals – $58,400 to Mackenzie for a new nurse call system and $402,910 to McBride for a team care station renovation.

According to the district, both of these totals are 40% of each projects’ total cost.

They have approved some improvements of their own, $505,000 will go towards a new and expanded parking lot at their George Street office.

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The district also announced 12 community grants:

• $4300 to the Nukko Lake PAC for swim lessons
• $1500 to the Miworth Community Association for Halloween fireworks
• $35,000 to the Pineview Funtimers Slow Pitch League for ball field upgrades
• $25,000 to the Willow River Volunteer Fire Department for operating expenses
• $5500 to the Cariboo Ferndale Community Association for insurance and program expenses
• $4000 to the Shel-Glen Improvement Society for operating expenses
• $4600 to the Bear Lake Improvement Society for community clean-up and landscaping expenses
• $6900 to the Bear Lake Recreation Association for delivery and landscaping and repairs expenses
• $5491 to the Dunster Community Association for insurance expenses

• $7500 to the Dunster Community Forest Society for fire protection kits
• $7500 to the McBride District Volunteer Firefighters Association for fire protection kits
• $14,677 to the Tete Jaune Community Club for fire protection kits

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