$10 million to protect communities

Province launches FireSmart Economic Recovery Fund

Government of British Columbia
January 28, 2021

The B.C. government is investing $10 million in a new FireSmart Economic Recovery Fund, as part of its economic recovery plan to create jobs and help communities cope with the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The FireSmart Economic Recovery Fund we’re announcing today will create jobs and help protect people and communities from wildfires,” said Premier John Horgan. “As we prepare for another year of potentially challenging summer weather, while dealing with the economic impacts of COVID-19, our government is working to keep people safe and provide skills training and job opportunities for those who need them.” …The FireSmart Economic Recovery Fund will be administered by the Union of BC Municipalities. Funded projects will encourage economic development, reduce wildfire risks, allow people to develop new job skills and help protect forests and communities from harm.

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