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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District is looking into the possibility of providing trails between Fort St. John and Charlie Lake as well as Dawson Creek and Pouce Coupe.

The PRRD Board passed the following resolution on June 22:

“That staff be directed to apply for the Northern Health Active Communities Grant for funding to assist in the trail project between Fort St. John and Charlie Lake B.C. and the trail project between Dawson Creek and Pouce Coupe, B.C.”

They will now be applying for $30,000 which will have the goal of hiring a firm to undertake a study to examine options, feasibility, costs, and the public desire of providing the trails from Dawson Creek to Pouce Coupe and from Fort St. John to Charlie Lake.

“If successful in this grant application, the Regional District will distribute a Request for Proposals in November of 2017, with the project to be completed in the spring and early summer with deadline for submission of the final report for September 2018.”

With the application, the Peace River Regional District is asking that the City of Fort St. John become a partner on the project for the duration of the planning process.

“While no monetary contribution would be required, the project may involve staff time and potentially other in-kind donations (such as advertising on the City’s Facebook page and website). Furthermore, the application would be further strengthened with a letter of support for the project from the City of Fort St. John.”

The City of Fort St. John will be providing a letter of support and contributing as necessary.

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