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FORT NELSON, B.C. – The regional council in Fort Nelson recently approved the year one budget of $50,000 and the action plan for a tourism strategy project.

In January of 2022, a five-year tourism strategy was approved by regional council.

This strategy outlines the prioritization of each year to be completed within the budget.

So far, council has approved the action plan, organized by status and then by the tourism advisory committee’s recommended priority.

According to the action plan, many actions are considered “business as usual” as they do not require special planning or budgeting.

Two actions to do with branding and marketing have already been completed.

There are currently two actions in progress. The tourism advisory committee is reviewing the terms of reference, and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is assessing and planning for the downtown revitalization.

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