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Kelowna residents will soon see improvements to the Mission Creek Greenway, thanks to the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program, a major job-creating investment from Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna Lake Country, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, today announced federal funding to support the Regional District of Central Okanagan.
I am pleased that our Government, through the Economic Action Plan, is supporting the next phase of the Mission Creek Greenway,” said MP Cannan. “
This project will create jobs in the community, while demonstrating our ongoing commitment to the preservation of the natural landscape and history of Mission Creek.”
Funding of $42,500 is provided through the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
The Regional District of Central Okanagan is reconstructing the Mission Creek Greenway at the Grasslands Bypass Trail and Scenic Canyon Switchback Trail. Project work includes complete detailed designs for both trails, trail retaining, widening, surfacing and grade adjustments. Other project work includes improving trail access from Smoothing Stones Bridge, and constructing rest areas and viewpoints. This project aims to be completed by March 31, 2010.
We’re pleased to receive this funding that will help as we improve the access along this very steep section of the popular and well used regional recreational trail,” said Regional District of Central Okanagan Chair Robert Hobson.
The Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program will invest $500 million in recreational facilities across Canada over a two-year period. It will provide a temporary economic stimulus that will help reduce the impacts of the global recession while renewing, upgrading and expanding recreational infrastructure in Canadian communities. A total of almost $153 million in RInC funding will be invested across the four western provinces.
Visit the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program in the West, or Canada's Economic Action Plan for more information.
Note: This web version of the news release was amended after its release November 30th, to correct total program funding delivered by WD Canada across the four western provinces.
For more information, contact:
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Tel: (604) 666-1318
Cell: (604) 505-6616
Regional District of Central Okanagan
Tel: (250) 469-6339
WD Toll-Free Number:1-888-338-WEST (9378)
Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-877-303-3388
WD Website: www.wd-deo.gc.ca.
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