Funding announced for two local communities

NDIT announces funding for Tatla Lake and Big Lake community halls.

Northern Development Initiative Trust has approved a $30,000 grant to complete upgrades at the Tatla Lake Community Hall.

The community hall has been the central gathering place for residents in Tatla Lake, a small, unincorporated community in the west Chilcotin. Upgrades at the hall include a full-service kitchen and renovations to make washrooms handicapped accessible. As well, energy efficiency and parking lot improvements are also included in the upgrades. The improvements to the hall will provide the community with a better rental space, increasing capacity for Tatla Lake to host larger events. The grant was approved through Northern Development’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program.

Additionally, NDIT approved a $17,000 grant to fund a roof replacement at the Big Lake Community Hall. The community hall houses the local post office and the Big Lake branch of the Cariboo Regional District’s library network. The hall also doubles as the community’s school gymnasium and recreation facility. The grant was approved through Northern Development’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program.