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Joint government investment creates jobs in northeast towns


Chetwynd and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality will benefit from a large federal and provincial investment.

The Federal and Provincial Government will be investing $14 million through the Community Adjustment Fund and Job Opportunities Program.

This program will help organizations and groups throughout the province create immediate employment.

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The investment will fund 45 projects throughout the province.

The District of Chetwynd will receive $509,662 to help maintain a number of areas in the community, and improve trail safety. Workers will remain in the area to support their community while broadening their skill sets.

Meanwhile, Tembec will be funded $129,241 to restore trails in the Chetwynd area. Work activities included in this project will include site clean-up, sanitation, and preparation; painting; sign installation; brushing, burning of debris; installation of tables, fire-rings and pit toilets. Tembec will also receive $36,938 to perform routine trail maintenance and trail improvement work on the Battleship Mountain Trail. This includes trail marker installation, and construction and installation of a picnic table, pit toilet, kiosk and three blade sign at the trailhead.

Now, the Northern Rockies Regional District will get $198,700 for the maintenance of the cross-country ski trails. This includes the elimination of hazard trees through on-site tree chipping. Tree chips will be recycled for use on the trails. Brushing will be completed as needed and pit toilets installed along the trail.

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