Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Rural Dividend grants support coastal First Nations

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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Rural Dividend grants support coastal First Nations

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Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
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Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
250 356-7506

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BC Rural Dividend funded projects for North and Central Coast
  • Gitxaala First Nation in Kitkatla is being awarded $337,800 to help create a community restaurant/eatery in the Village of Lach Klan. It will also offer local workers on-the-job training under a Red Seal chef.
  • The Kitasoo Indian Band in Klemtu is being awarded $500,000 for upgrades to the Baron Lake Hydropower facility to allow for greater power output from the original 600 kilowatt hydro plant, reduce diesel dependency and support population growth and economic opportunities.
  • Nuxalk Nation in Bella Coola is being awarded $100,000 for Phase 1 of a project that will lead to a large-scale commercial agricultural business that uses hydroponic technology to grow vegetables for the Bella Coola Valley, year-round.
  • Skidegate Band Council is being awarded $72,000 to complete a feasibility study for the widespread adoption of solar photovoltaic technologies in Skidegate. The study includes an assessment of battery storage solutions to reduce diesel power dependency.
  • Wuikinuxv Nation in Oweekeeno is being awarded $97,938 to support implementation of a comprehensive community energy management system to reduce the cost of electricity in off-grid Wuikinuxv Village.

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