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Province turns down funding request from NW BC Resource Benefits Alliance

The province has denied a request for funding by the Northwest British Columbia Resource Benefits Alliance.

The group is made up of various municipal governments in the northwest region of the province.

A request was made to the province asking for just over a million dollars to fund Alliance undertakings for the next two fiscal years.

Those funds would have been used to bring all groups together for meetings and negotiations to create a framework for a revenue sharing structure in the resource development sector.

Stacey Tyers is chair of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.

Tyers says a revenue sharing framework is important to the local municipalities.

She says local governments end up paying for the costs of resource development without getting any of the benefits.

She says the premier had promised the funding during her election campaign, and repeated her support for the funding during the last UBCM meeting.

Tyers says they’re now waiting for the province to reply.

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