reported by Jan McMurray, Valley Voice
Oct. 19/ 17

The BC government has announced the recipients of the latest round of Rural Dividend grants, and the Slocan Valley Regional Economic Development Implementation Plan Project is on the list. The project has been approved for $159,600. Slocan Valley receives funding for economic development The three Slocan Valley Villages (New Denver, Silverton and Slocan) and RDCK Area H are partners on the project, which will develop an implementation plan based on the recommendations of t h e R e g i o n a l E c o n o m i c Development Strategy. The strategy was completed in April this year by EDCD Consulting.

Rural Dividend grants totalling $10.1 million were announced in this round. In the Kootenays, other grants are going to Community Futures Central Kootenay ($100,000); Kootenay Association for Science & Te c h n o l o g y ( $ 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 ) ; Kootenay Employment Services Society ($99,840); Merry Creek Trail System near Castlegar ($50,000); Morning Mountain to Nelson (via Cottonwood Lake) Trans Canada Trail Project ($88,155); East Shore Enhanced Tourism Education Program, $100,000.

The strategy report is available here.Slocan Valley Economic Develpoment Strategic Plan FINAL (1)