The Lifesaving Society of Canada designates this week National Drowning Prevention Week to bring attention to drownings and drowning prevention.
“Over the last year musicians have comforted us and inspired us. Now they need our support to come back stronger than ever,” said Melanie Mark, minister of tourism, arts, culture and sport.
The projects include $500,000 for construction of a new community arts centre on Hornby Island and a $485,662 expansion of an RV campground on the K’ómoks First Nation.
“We’re sending a clear message that as a region we want this, we need this. The effects of not having this in place spills out into all communities and I think we need to do better,” said Director Mark Swain.
The provincial government will invest $53 million to help B.C.’s tourism industry recover from revenue lost due to the pandemic.

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