Rose Lake benefits from Nechako Kitimaat Development Fund Society funding

The Rose Lake Community Club has been approved for $8,354 for upgrades to the Rose Lake Community Hall.

The Rose Lake Community Club is approved for $8,354 for upgrades to the Rose Lake Community Hall.

NKDF chair Rosanne Murray said, “With many worthy applications coming forward, our directors work very hard to make some difficult choices, always striving for the best decisions for each community, and for the investment area overall.”

Colleen Nyce, Rio Tinto Alcan manager of corporate affairs and community relations, said, “Congratulations to the Rose Lake Community Hall initiative in their successful acquisition of NKDF monies this quarter. Rio Tinto Alcan is pleased that these funds are continually used in positive community enhancements and projects in the region.”

NKDF was jointly established in 1997 with a combined contribution of $15 million by the government of B.C. and the former Alcan Inc., now Rio Tinto Alcan. The fund’s investment area includes lands impacted by the original Kemano project and focuses on those communities in the Ootsa, Lakes, Nechako and Haisla regions of the North.

NKDF encourages applications from local governments and legally incorporated non-profit organizations.

NKDF invests in projects that create sustainable employment, diversify the economy, and improve the basic infrastructure needed for community stability, quality of life and growth.

For those interested in applying to NKDF for funds, the next proposal deadline is August 10, 2012