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PRESS RELEASE – Successful Grant Application

For Immediate Release
April 21, 2022

Successful Grant Application – $1,356,735 in New Funding for Trails Project

CLEARWATER BC – The District of Clearwater is very pleased to announce it has been awarded $1,356,735 in new grant funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program Covid-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream. This funding will be used to complete the construction of the Park Drive to Raft River Elementary School Pathway. This project is also designed to remedy longstanding pedestrian safety concerns in the Park Drive/Clearwater Village Road intersection. This project will be breaking ground this spring and is also aligned with the District’s vision and plans to improve active transportation options for the community.

The success of this grant application would not have been possible without the help and support of many. In that vein, the District would like to acknowledge and thank all those who supported the District’s application, including: Mayor and Council, Members of the Trails Task Force, Jim Pattison Group, Wells Gray Inn, Interior Health B.C. Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Tourism Wells Gray, and Thompson Nicola Regional District.

The District of Clearwater is extremely appreciative of the significant investment from the government to help us advance the progress of our Trails Master Plan.  We’re excited to begin work on this priority pathway to create safe trail connectivity to the Raft River Elementary school

-Lucy Taylor, Councillor, District of Clearwater

“Safe transportation corridors are essential. Our government is proud to collaborate with the District of Clearwater on this important project. Investments in infrastructure build resilient communities and I’m excited to see this project come to completion.”

-Nathan Cullen, B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs


Contact: John Thomas, Chief Administrative Officer – District of Clearwater
admin@docbc.ca or 250-674-2257