This year’s annual grants-in-lieu of property taxes will provide a total of 16 million dollars to 53 communities in BC.
The grants are released by the province each November with the goal of reimbursing municipalities for services provided to provincial properties.
These services include, but are not limited to those involving parks, sewers, roads, and fire protection.
14 communities in the north will benefit from the grants this year, with funds ranging anywhere from 330 dollars to 1.8 million.
You can find a complete list of northern communities and their funding totals below:
City of Prince George – $1,836,673
City of Prince Rupert – $49,964
City of Dawson Creek – $115,723
Northern Rockies Regional Municipality – $17,873
City of Terrace – $135,262
District of Stewart – $2,210
District of Houston – $330
City of Fort St. John – $143,106
Town of Smithers – $129,789
Village of Burns Lake – $8,795
District of Fort St. James – $36,504
Village of Hazelton – $24,376
Village of Queen Charlotte – $3,012
Village of Masset – $12,535