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K’omoks First Nation to receive $472,000 for flood mitigation project

On Friday, Feb. 12, the provincial government announced that K’omoks First Nation will receive $472,000 for a project to protect against erosion impacting the community.

“The foreshore erosion protection project is a great example of how we can work with nature to protect valuable sites,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “This support will help make the K’omoks community more secure and our shoreline more resilient to storms, tides and erosion.”

The funding has been approved through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund’s structural flood mitigation stream, targeting projects to prevent, eliminate or reduce the impacts of flood hazards.

“This program illustrates collaboration at its best,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. “The benefit of a funding program like this one is that it directly responds to the needs communities identify as important to mitigating flood risk. Through this program, we can better work with local and regional governments to protect public safety through important local projects.”

The north Island village of Zeballos will receive $750,000 for debris flow and flood hazard mitigation.

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