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The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia announced Saturday money for more affordable seniors housing in Northeastern B.C.

In total, over $6.6 million will be used to create 34 units in Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, Taylor and Tumbler Ridge. In Fort St. John, $1.54 million has been put forward to help build 8 more units at Heritage Manor 3. Taylor will also get 8 units that will be built and run by B.C. Housing with a total investment of $1.54 million.

Six units will be constructed in Fort Nelson and run by B.C. Housing with a total cost of $1.33 million. In Tumbler Ridge, that community will see 12 units built by B.C. Housing at a total cost of $2.28 million.

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The announcements are a part of over 400 units that will be constructed in B.C. For seniors and persons with disabilities.

"The Province is investing over $33 million to increase the supply of affordable rental housing in British Columbia for low-income seniors and people with disabilities, and to stimulate local economies by creating jobs," said Rich Coleman, Minister of Housing and Social Development.

A total of $62 million from the federal government and the provincial government will be spent on these units. 

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