Local projects selected for grant applications

District council has compiled a wish list of projects it’s hoping to fund with grant money through the Economic Opportunity Fund.

  • Oct. 9, 2013 12:00 p.m.

District council has compiled a wish list of projects it’s hoping to fund with grant money through the Economic Opportunity Fund.

At a recent committee of the whole meeting, council considered projects eligible for grant funding through the fund administered by Columbia Shuswap Regional District for the district and Electoral Area E (Rural Sicamous-Malakwa).

District administrator Heidi Frank says council came up with a number of ideas that included a portable stage, tents, a municipal campground, digital signage, Main Street town square redevelopment, the development of a canoe/kayak launching area and moving the houseboat kiosk to another location.

The projects decided upon, however, include the following: as requested by the Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club, council will be asking for $50,000 to go towards the completion of an emergency shelter on Eagle Pass; $75,000 is being sought to help fund the district’s recreation and wellness programming (as opposed to funding it through taxation); and an additional $75,000 is being sought for white lights that would be strung on trees in the community and along the highway to entice drivers to turn off and visit. Additional funding is also being sought for reader boards to let residents and visitors know what’s happening in the area.

Frank says the next step will be for council to discuss these proposed requests with Area E director Rhona Martin.

 

Just Posted

Looking for a job in Salmon Arm? Now’s a good time

Trends show workers needed in trades, service industry, high-tech manufacturing and more

CSRD to appeal loss of mosquito control in North Shuswap provincial parks

Inability to treat parks, concerns from Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band, may cause program to fold

Salmon Arm artist shares love for painting with Roots & Blues performers

Making a business out of creating art a dream come true for the Meikle family

Roots and Blues performer endorses young Salmon Arm climate change activists

Musician Luke Wallace ispired by non-profit Mirella Project

Silverbacks alum Shane Hanna signs with team in Denmark

Salmon Arm native embraces opportunity to play overseas

VIDEO: Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the “clear history” feature more than a year ago

The Harley Guy comedian rides into Vernon

Herb Dixon will be performing at The Green Pub in Vernon this Sept.

66% of B.C. residents want opt-out system for organ donation: poll

Support was lowest in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces

Spark Joy: Declutter and organize your home forever

Barb and Wendy at Simply Spark Joy help you to create a clutter free home on the Black Press Media

B.C. rainbow crosswalk covered in mysterious black substance

Black substance spilled intentionally near Vancouver Island school and difficult to remove

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Partially cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms

Across the Okanagan, weather is not expected to break 30 C

One pet unaccounted for after early morning Kelowna house fire

A Lakeshore Road home caught fire before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning

Coming home: Okanagan softball star returns after career-changing injury

Shayla Tyerman joins UBC Okanagan in their inaugural season in the WCSA

Most Read