Janine North, CEO for Northern Development says the visitor’s centre qualified under the infrastructure program, and it’s not the first time the organization has helped with improvements to visitor centres in the province.
“The development of the visitor information centre qualifies under our Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program,” North explains. “There are applications received four times a year, and we’ve supported visitor information centres in Valemount, Williams Lake, and a number of other communities across central and northern B.C.”
North explains the process that led to the visitor’s centre being chosen for the grant.
“It was a project put forward by a community, like most of our projects in the northeast,” she says. “And depending on the program, they go to the regional advisory committee of the mayors, and then go forward to our board, and this one was approved by out board.”
It’s hoped that the move will take place by the end of summer.