DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Dawson Creek is one of four communities to benefit from provincial emergency preparedness funding.

More than $8.5 million has been approved to support funding for structural flood mitigation projects, improving communities’ abilities to be resilient and prepared when facing an emergency.

Dawson Creek, along with Sparwood, Vernon, and Williams Lake, has been approved through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund’s (CEPF) structural flood-mitigation stream. This stream targets projects that prevent, eliminate, or reduce the risk and impacts of flood hazards.

Since September 2017, communities and governments across the province have received more than $60 million through CEPF.

CEPF is designed to enhance the resiliency of local governments, First Nations communities and their residents. The funding is provided through the Province and administered by UBCM and divided into seven streams:

More information can be found on the Province’s website.