MP Zimmer Pleased with Small Communities Funding for Fort St. John and Mackenzie

April 7, 2017

OTTAWA – Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP, Bob Zimmer is pleased with the funding that has been allocated to Fort St John and Mackenzie from the federal government’s Small Communities Fund.

Fort St. John will receive just under $5 million for Phase 1 of improvements to the 100 St Corridor and Mackenzie will receive $2.3 million for a full service transfer station at the Regional Landfill. This funding will be equally split between the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and the respective municipal governments.

“Congratulations to the City of Fort St. John as well as the District of Mackenzie on their successful applications,” said Mr. Zimmer. “It’s important that small communities like these are not forgotten when the infrastructure investments are being made and that rural and northern communities receive their fair share.”

The Small Communities Fund was designed to support communities with a population under 100,000 with funding for important public infrastructure projects.

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