The BC Government has announced funding support to the Northwest B.C. Benefits Alliance.
The province says the $300,000 will support the Alliance’s efforts to strenghten economic development in the region.
Premier John Horgan says he’s committed to working with Northwest communities as they work toward long-term economic stability in the region.
The government says the money is expected to help the RBA build relationships with First Nations, labour, major project proponents, local business, and the non-profit sector.
In a news release, RBA Chair Bill Miller thanked the province for the funding adding that liveable, well-serviced communities are essential for economic development.
RBA Co-Chair and Kitimat Mayor Phil Germuth applauds the move.
The RBA has been trying to hammer out a revenue sharing agreement with the province, but has yet to reach one.
The Alliance’s submission to NDP government’s Rural Development Strategy public engagement process last month said the region is “woefully unprepared” for future major project activity, including LNG.