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Safe rides supported in Rupert as part of Highway 16 action plan – The Northern View

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2017223 Views

Mar 28, 2017

The Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert received part of a $2 million community vehicles grant from the Province of B.C. last week as part of the Highway 16 Transportation Action Plan.

The program’s budget went from $800,000 to $2 million based on the number of applications and the capital costs of purchasing vehicles for organizations along the corridor.

The grant will pay up to 70 per cent or more of the purchase and operating costs of a community vehicle such as a van, minivan or bus.

The Friendship House’s 3 Sister Community Transportation Service was boosted by the funding.

Other communities with programs receiving funding include Gitanyow, Terrace, Vanderhoof, Takla Lake, Fraser Lake, Granisle and more, with 12 organizations in all.

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