Money for Burns Lake and area

The three newly approved projects are: Burns Lake Medical Clinic Society, Southside Economic Development Association and Lake Babine Nation.

At the Sept. 11, 2012 meeting of the Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society in the community of Kitamaat Village, the board of directors approved funding for three projects in the communities of Burns Lake and Southside. These additions bring the fiscal year-to-date total amount approved across the NKDF investment area to $471,314.

The three newly approved projects are: Burns Lake Medical Clinic Society is approved for an amount of $50,000 for capital purchases to go toward establishing a not-for-profit medical centre in the community of Burns Lake.

Southside Economic Development Association is approved for an amount of $60,000 to go toward Takysie Lake Adventure Site & Nature Trail.

Lake Babine Nation is approved for an amount of $40,000 to go toward upgrading the Margaret Patrick Memorial Centre.

NKDF Society Chair Rosanne Murray said, “Our Directors are thrilled to be able to help these projects begin generating benefits for the Lakes District communities.”

“These projects are incredibly important, and I’m very happy the Society has identified these areas of need. The projects will directly increase the quality of living for local residents.” Said Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad

For those interested in applying to NKDF for funds, the next proposal deadline is Nov. 9, 2012.