Columbia Shuswap Regional District Directors unanimously approved an application from the Golden & District Search and Rescue for up to $80,000 from the Electoral Area A Community Works Fund for renovations to their service bay.
The contribution will allow the non-profit society to move forward with a project to insulate their service bay and upgrade the electrical system. This will also help reduce operating costs to the society by decreasing energy consumption.
Community Works Funds, also known as Gas Tax Funds, are provided to the CSRD from the Government of Canada.
Gas Tax Agreement funding may be used towards designated public transit, community energy, water, wastewater, solid waste and capacity building projects.
The society is anticipating the work on the service bay will be completed within the next year.