Tsal’alh receives funding for emergency access and food security

Shalalth, British Columbia, December 21, 2021—The governments of Canada and British Columbia continue to invest in local infrastructure to meet the needs of communities, enhance people’s quality of life, increase food security, and support local solutions that make communities more resilient to unpredictable events.

Today, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Josie Osborne, British Columbia’s Minister of Municipal Affairs, announced funding for an improved emergency transportation option for Tsal’alh.

This funding enables Tsal’alh Development Corporation to build a new dock and purchase a boat, providing band members with safe and reliable emergency transportation to and from the Nation and improving access to essential goods and food supply. The new boat will also help provide critical services to the community, including transporting health professionals and carrying out emergency evacuations as needed.

The Government of Canada is investing $366,763 in this project through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream. 

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