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Province announces millions for Kamloops and area projects

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March 22, 2017 - 11:28 AM

KAMLOOPS - The provincial government has announced new funds for water and cycling infrastructure in the Kamloops area.

Nearly $7.3 million was announced this morning, March 22, for projects in Kamloops, Clearwater and Sun Peaks.

The largest of the five is $2.2 million in Kamloops for bank stabilization on Juniper Creek, with another $2 million going to upgrades at the Sun Peaks sewage treatment plant and $1.7 million in Clearwater for one of the town’s water supply wells and the water main, according to B.C. Government media releases.

Kamloops is also receiving a Bike B.C. grant it applied for in December. The $1 million grant will go towards the Peterson Creek multi-use path, connecting Sahali to downtown through Peterson Creek park.

Two smaller projects were also announced. The Clearwater septage receiving station is getting $232,000 for its equalization basin and Pritchard will see system upgrades and a back up generator for the water system there, coming out to $95,000.

The funds come from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. Projects paid for by the fund are split by the three levels of government, with 50 per cent coming from the federal level, 33 per cent from the province and 17 per cent from local governments.

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