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More government funding for Okanagan Rail Trail

A pile of railway ties ripped up for the Okanagan Rail Trail can be seen near Kelowna in this file photo.
March 27, 2017 - 6:30 PM

KELOWNA - The Okanagan Rail Trail Initiative is closer to reaching its $7.8 million fundraising goal.

The B.C. Government has announced over $777,000 for a section of the trail from Dilworth Drive to Airport Way in Kelowna. The money is coming from the province's BikeBC program.

The Initiative received a $500,000 grant from the province's Rural Dividend Fund earlier this month.

The Okanagan Rail Trail will run along 48.5 kilometres of the former CN Rail corridor from downtown Kelowna, through Lake Country, to the northern tip of Kalamalka Lake in Coldstream, just outside Vernon.

The fundraising campaign for phase one of the trail began almost a year ago in May 2016 and over half the $7.8 million goal has been collected.

Find past stories on the Okanagan Rail Trail here.

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