The District of Fort Saint James is receiving $41,000 in provincial grant money in lieu of municipal property taxes this year.
According to the provincial government, 55 communities across BC including 13 in the north stand to benefit from the 17.3 million dollars being distributed.
These grants are handed out every November and reimburse local municipalities throughout the province for the services they provide to the public and their support of local infrastructures, such as parks, municipally run sewers, roads, and fire protection.
In addition, the funding also covers land and property owned by the provincial government, such as office buildings, warehouses, and courthouses.
A full list of Northern communities receiving grant money can be found below:
* City of Dawson Creek – $154,569
* City of Fort St. John – $157,538
* City of Prince George – $2,020,710
* City of Prince Rupert – $44,917
* City of Terrace – $179,469
* District of Fort St. James – $40,871
* District of Mackenzie – $1,348
* District of Stewart – $2,959
* Northern Rockies Regional Municipality – $23,701
* Town of Smithers – $159,364
* Village of Burns Lake – $7,971
* Village of Hazelton – $19,182
* Village of Masset – $12,713
* Village of Queen Charlotte – $8,282