KELOWNA – The B.C. government is providing funding to local governments in the Central Okanagan in recognition of their commitment to support healthier, more sustainable communities. Funded through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, these grants together total $286,536. Central Okanagan Regional District: $18,978 Kelowna: $217,238 Lake Country: $12,818 West Kelowna: $37,502 Quotes: “I am a big supporter of the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program and the role it plays helping communities achieve their climate action goals. The
Today, MLAs Ben Stewart, Steve Thomson, and Norm Letnick announced that 21 local organizations are receiving Community Gaming Grants from the B.C. government worth a total of $977,850. For more information: Full application information is available online at: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming/. Backgrounder: Organizations Receiving Grants: Kelowna-Rutland Lions Club – $35,000 Senior Citizens Association of B.C. #55 – $13,000 Reach Out Youth Counselling & Family Services Society – $80,000 Air Cadet League of Canada 909 Peregrine Sponsoring Committee – $4,000 Kelowna District 4-H
KELOWNA – MLAs Steve Thomson, Norm Letnick, and Ben Stewart joined members of the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club in Kelowna to announce the latest batches of Community Gaming Grants to 17 Central Okanagan community organizations. These grants together total $593,650, including a $225,000 grant for Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. Organizations receiving grants: Elevation Outdoors Experiential Programs Association – $5,500 Kelowna Okanagan Mission Lions Club – $30,000 Knights of Columbus – St. Charles Garnier Council #9845 – $10,000 Central
KELOWNA – Kelowna Community Resources Society is receiving $233,000 in WelcomeBC funds as part of the Welcoming Communities Program (WCP) within the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training. The funding will be used for local settlement services to support the integration of immigrants in B.C. Quotes: “Improving access and services to immigrants in our community is one of the cornerstones of the Welcoming Communities Program. I’m glad to see our government supporting the Kelowna Community Resources Society. This important
KELOWNA – Central Okanagan MLAs Steve Thomson, Ben Stewart, and Norm Letnick are welcoming changes to the government’s craft distillery policies. The new changes, a response to consultations with the industry, could potentially benefit local craft distillers and boost the sector right across the province, including Okanagan Spirits Inc., and Urban Distilleries Inc. Under the new rules, qualifying craft distilleries will be eligible to have full mark-up exemption on direct sales to licensed establishments and consumers. Distillers in B.C.