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NKDF to support projects in Fraser Lake and Vanderhoof

A $5000 boost is coming to the Freshwater Fisheries Society.

The funding was made available by the Nechako-Kitimaat Development Fund.

Dan Boudreau with the NKDF says the proposed Water Stewardship Centre in Vanderhoof is gaining momentum.

“The White Sturgeon Conservation Centre has gained a lot of publicity. It appears to be picking up momentum with a lot of interest in saving the fish and it’s a good project. It’s good of our board of directors to get behind it.”

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The NKDF also announced $15,680 to the Village of Fraser Lake to help fund the Festival of Arts in August.

Boudreau adds the funding will help out a community that has fallen on hard times.

“The community suffered a loss with the closure of the Endako Mine a while back and they are making efforts to deal with it and this is one of those efforts.”

The NKDF approved $120,000 to support four projects in May.

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