May 22, 2015 - 3:40 PM
SAVONA - Residents of Savona, along with representatives from the federal, provincial and municipal governments, today celebrated the grand opening of the community’s renewed park dock and boat launch.
The boat launch is one of a limited number of public boat accesses to Kamloops Lake. Tourism is a major economic driver in Savona and the new dock and boat launch are vital components in maintaining the community’s economy and links to the region.
This project was made possible thanks to a contribution of $170,000 through the federal Gas Tax Fund, $35,729 from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and $13,000 from the Savona Community Association. The total cost of the project was $218,729.
- The Government of Canada provides $253,276,892 in annual funding for municipal infrastructure in British Columbia through the federal Gas Tax Fund.
- The Union of British Columbia Municipalities administers the Gas Tax Fund in B.C., in collaboration with Canada and British Columbia.
- Since 2006, the federal Gas Tax Fund has made approximately $10.4 million available to the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.
- The Savona Community Association operates and maintains the Savona Lakeshore Park, where the dock and boat launch are located.
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