Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance extends to hug thank you to Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

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A huge thank you to the BC Government for supporting the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail! Funds will support construction this summer on segments 6 and 7, and help us complete the trail.

“We are thrilled that the provincial government has contributed $500,000 towards finishing this amazing Trail.” Says Lianne Lang, Project Manager. This support is creating jobs and helping us to get this done as quickly as possible so that our community can enjoy it and tourists will love it!”.

The provincial government announced this morning (June 18) that it is providing nearly $14 million in grants for over 150 projects to support economic development and recreational opportunities for British Columbians in rural communities throughout the province.

The grants include approximately $5 million for 39 trail and recreation projects, and almost $9 million for 114 projects that support rural community development.

Among the larger sums being provided is $500,000 to Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance for Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail. The project will complete the last two of seven segments of the 25-km long multi-use trail connecting Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs.

Grant recipients were identified from applications received during the sixth intake of the Rural Dividend Program in summer 2019. Priority was given to economic development projects that have a focus on and a potential for job creation.

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