Friday, February 6, 2015

Fed Gov't News

The Money Trail

Tens of thousands of dollars to be invested in local trails

By Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo


Joggers utilize the Trans Canada Trail alongside the Vedder River.


ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, announced on behalf of the Minister of Infrastructure, the Honourable Denis Lebel, federal investments in a number of area recreational trails.


Under Economic Action Plan 2014 and in Partnership with the National Trails Coalition, the Government of Canada is providing $10 million to help expand and rehabilitate Canada's snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle and non-motorized trail system. Between 150 and 200 projects are expected to be supported across Canada.

Strahl announced funding for the improvement of the following area trails:

Chilliwack River Valley Hiking Trails -$28,500 for trail restoration
Hudson Bay Company Heritage Trail -$25,850 for trail restoration in Hope
Slim Creek Trail -$4,800 for resurfacing and clearing of trails in Gold Bridge
Coquihalla Summit Snowmobile Club -$18,820 for trail upgrades
Vedder Mountain Trail Works -$25,050 for trail upgrades

"I'm very pleased to announce federal investments in these local projects. Recreational trails not only help residents enjoy the beauty of British Columbia they can be a catalyst for economic growth" said Strahl.

To learn more about the National Recreational Trails Program, visit:



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