Denman Island Community Hall restoration gets federal funding

Federal funding of $26,000 will support the restoration of the Denman Island Community Hall’s foundation.

Federal funding of $26,000 will support the restoration of the Denman Island Community Hall’s foundation.

The money, announced Friday by MP Vancouver Island North MP John Duncan, comes from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

The Harper Government’s investment of $26,000 will enhance the services provided by the community hall and create jobs. With the funding provided today, the Denman Island Recreation Commission

Society will restore the foundation of the Denman Island Community Hall.

The project involves removing the deteriorated wooden foundation and replacing with a concrete foundation, as well as installing new flooring, wall, roofing, and insulation components. The project will also relocate the side entry doors for safer emergency evacuation.

“Every single member of the community comes through the doors of this facility in the course of a year,” said Marjorie Gang, president of the Denman Island Recreation Commission Society. “The board of directors is extremely grateful, on behalf of the entire community, for the support from the Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, which will allow us to complete the comprehensive centennial restoration of our Denman Island Community Hall, a social, political and cultural heart of the community for 100 years.”

“Our government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in our communities across Canada,” said MP Duncan. “By making these investments in local infrastructure, we are helping boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for Canadians.”

The CIIF supports projects that look to improve existing

community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.

— Western Economic Diversification Canada

Just Posted

Bike helmets, tools donated to Santa’s Workshop

Cross Canada Cycle Touring Society and Canadian Tire embraced the season of giving

Annual labyrinth walk welcomes the festive celebration of lights season

Take a break from the commercial activity of the holiday season and… Continue reading

Strong winds to hit B.C.’s south coast

Western regions may see winds of up to 80 km/hr

Courtenay family looking for help after baby born two months premature

A GoFundMe page has been set up as a difficult pregnancy and a long stay in Victoria have left the family struggling to get by

Story of the Year: Deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash

The Canadian Press annual survey of newsrooms across the country saw 53 out of 129 editors cast their votes for the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Imminent need for housing money: Blaney

North Island-Powell River MP concerned about short-term

Trump signs order to create US Space Command

President Donald Trump signs an executive order to create a U.S. Space Command.

Groups preparing new pipeline legal challenge, argue government’s mind made up

A Vancouver-based environment charity is readying itself to go back to court if the federal government reapproves the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Notorious Toronto triple killer gets third consecutive life sentence

Dellen Millard gets third consecutive life sentence for father’s death.

‘Subdued’ housing market predicted in B.C. through 2021: report

The Central 1 Credit Union report predicts “rising but subdued sales” over the next three years, with little movement in median home prices.

A journey through 2018’s top pop culture moments

Was there any pop culture this year? Of course there was.

‘A stronger Alberta:’ Ottawa announces $1.6B for Canada’s oil and gas sector

Price of Alberta oil plummeted so low that Alberta’s Premier said Canada was practically giving it away

Wicked weather, including heavy snow, rainfall, hammers southern B.C.

Environment Canada has posted winter storm warnings for the Coquihalla Highway, Highway 3

Most Read