LAKE COUNTRY- The District of Lake Country will be receiving nearly $280,000 from the Strategic Community Investment Fund. It is part of the nearly $74 million being invested into communities across B.C. to meet local needs including more policing, new equipment, increased community safety initiatives, infrastructure and service delivery priorities.

The District will receive nearly $58,800 in traffic fine revenue, as well as a Small Community Grant worth more than $220,800.

“This funding is unconditional, and can be applied to priority projects of the District’s choosing,” says Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick. “Since the program’s inception in 2009, Lake Country has received more than $2.3 million to support public safety initiatives and day-to-day services for residents.”

The Strategic Community Investment Fund includes the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program, Small Community Grant and Regional District Grant Programs. Small Community Grants apply to communities with less than 20,000 and are used for infrastructure, to ensure stable administration and service delivery priorities.

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