Backgrounder: More than $26 million invested in disaster mitigation infrastructure improvements across British Columbia


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Backgrounder: More than $26 million invested in disaster mitigation infrastructure improvements across British Columbia

More than $26 million invested in disaster mitigation infrastructure improvements across British Columbia

The federal government is investing more than $10.4 million through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) to support five disaster mitigation projects across British Columbia. The Government of British Columbia is investing more than $8.6 million in these projects and the municipalities are contributing a combined $6.9 million and are responsible for any additional costs.

Project information:








Location

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Municipal Funding

District of Invermere

Toby Creek Dike Improvements*

This project will raise the dike system at four locations along Toby Creek to accommodate climate-adjusted 1:200-year flows and mitigate potential ice jam conditions.

$883,600

$736,260

$589,140

City of Merritt

Coldwater River Flood Mitigation Pine Street Area*

This project will restore approximately five hectares of riverbank and riverbed habitat to increase capacity to adapt to climate change impacts, natural disasters and extreme weather events.

$2,312,814

$1,927,152

$1,542,068

 

City of Penticton

Ellis #4 Dam Upgrade*

This project will restore the existing dam to reduce the risk of failure due to climate change impacts, natural disasters and extreme weather events.

$3,885,218

$3,237,358

 

 

$2,590,470

Town of Princeton

Well #4 Upgrades for Climate Change*

This project will involve drilling a new well for domestic production supply and constructing a new water treatment plant to ensure people have a reliable and safe water supply that complies with water quality guidelines.

$2,583,200

$2,152,451

$1,722,349

Town of Qualicum Beach

Beach Creek Culvert Replacement at Crescent Road East

The project will replace two corrugated steel culverts beneath a steep road embankment that crosses a creek with fish habitat. This upgrade will offer temporary storage and flow control during periods of heavy rainfall.

$750,000

$624,938

$500,062



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