City applies for fuel management funds

The city has applied to the Union of BC Municipalities for a fuel management program to the tune of $400,000.

If successful, the program would target areas behind Woodland Drive and along Borland Road at 150 Mile.

"One of these areas borders the city and the other one is at 150 Mile," director of protective services Des Webster told council at the regular meeting Tuesday.

Webster said there will be no cost to the city if the funding is approved. The costs are covered by UBCM and in-kind services, however the city will have to pay upfront and be repaid once the project is completed.

"It's building on what we've done over the last few years to try and put barriers around the municipality and the region for the potential for wildfire spread."

Describing the program as a "safety measurement," Coun. Surinderpal Rathor said the fact the program won't cost the city is a bonus.

The application deadline is April 25.

"If we miss this round we may not be able to apply for the next round," Webster said.


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