Powell River Regional District (PRRD) staff announced at a press conference Tuesday, July 5, that the district has received a $6-million grant from the federal government to clean up the former waste-incinerator site near Willingdon Beach and build a resource-recovery centre.
The project was one of seven the Government of Canada announced it would be supporting though its strategic priorities fund, a part of the government’s 2016 federal gas tax fund.
“This is the largest grant received by this regional district,” said chair Patrick Brabazon. “I’m a firm believer in incremental progress. If I can’t save the world tomorrow, maybe I can save just a little bit of it right now. This is more than just a bit.”