City receives grant in support of environmental sustainability

The province has awarded a $27,597 grant to the City of Williams Lake in support of building a healthier, more sustainable community.

  • Aug. 18, 2016 12:00 p.m.

The B.C. Government is providing a grant of over $27,597 to the City of Williams Lake in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Cariboo-Chilcoltin MLA Donna Barnett Thursday.

“The manner in which we deliver public services can affect our quality of life,” said Barnett.

“I would like to recognize the work being done by the City for taking a greener and a more efficient approach to help preserve our environment.”

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) provides conditional grants to communities that have signed the Climate Action Charter and supports their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Communities that report publicly on their progress toward meeting climate action goals are eligible to receive a grant equivalent to 100 per cent of the carbon tax they pay directly.

In 2016, the Province provided over $6.4 million in CARIP grants to B.C. local governments.

Since 2008, CARIP has granted over $39 million to help support B.C. communities in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward achieving Climate Action Charter goals.