Funding boost for Columbia Valley trails
By Steve Hubrecht
Photo by sergey kolomiyets
Trail networks in the Columbia Valley got a financial boost last week, with two major grants being awarded to two separate trail projects either in or near Invermere.
The District of Invermere will receive $983,000 for its Athalmer Destination Trails, and the Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance will receive $976,455 for a segment of the Invermere to Radium legacy trail project that will run from Invermere up to the crossroads. The grants, collectively totalling almost $2 million, come from the rural economic recovery stream of the provincial government’s Community Economy Recovery Infrastructure Program, which was initiated to help B.C. communities recover from the economic impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.