Northern British Columbia communities welcome $830,000 funding

 Friday, February 17, 2023 


Safe and comprehensive public spaces together with dynamic tourism attractions plays important role in creating vibrant communities. They attract people of all ages and aptitude, helping businesses and encouraging financial vitality. All through the Skeena-Bulkley Valley located in British Columbia, communities are all prepared to greet the residents and visitors to take pleasure in new and better public spaces and experiences in tourism.

The Honourable Minister of International Development and Minister, Harjit S. Sajjan, entrusted with the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, today for six projects declared more than $830,000 in PacifiCan funding via the Tourism Relief Fund all through the Skeena-Bulkley Valley.

The Tluu Xaada Naay Society, among these projects, will receive $156,000 for the building of a woodcarving area to display the works of the Haida artisans to the visitors to the Tluu Xaada Naay.

Tourism Prince Rupert, in another project, will welcome $130,000 for the production, design, and fitting of welcome and wayfinding sign board in Prince Rupert. The sign board will feature Sm’algyax language. It will also feature the work of local Indigenous artists.

These types of projects will help communities and businesses dispersed all over British Columbia to greet visitors from near as well as far, progress community wellness, make new jobs, and grow the local economy. Communities profiting from the announcement of today are Masset, Granisle, Prince Rupert, Bella Coola, Hagensborg, and Terrace.

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