City of Campbell River receives $382K back from traffic fines

The province is delivering $96.2 million to B.C. communities through the latest instalment of the Strategic Community Investment Fund.

The Strategic Community Investment Fund includes the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program and Small Community and Regional District Grants. Eligible municipalities will share $51.1 million in Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program funding to help offset the cost of policing and community safety. Most local governments, with populations under 20,000, will receive a total of $45.1 million in Small Community and Regional District Grants to address infrastructure and service delivery priorities.

Campbell River is receiving $382,387 from the fine-sharing program, but no grant. Courtenay is receiving $249,485 in fine-sharing; Comox is getting $343,750 of which $266,590 is a grant; and Cumberland receives a $379,873 grant.

“(The fund) is one of the ways we have been responding to the challenges of an economic downturn,” said Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

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