Funding given to Summerland

Summerland received almost $300,000 from the province in the form of traffic fine revenue and a Small Community grant.

The municipality has received almost $300,000 from the province in the form of traffic fine revenue and a Small Community grant.

The traffic fine revenue amount is $40,736 while the Small Community grant is $249,154.

“These grants allow local governments to focus on the public safety projects that are most important to them,” Penticton MLA Dan Ashton said. “They also reflect one of our government’s top priorities — working toward safer communities.”

Penticton and Peachland also received traffic fine revenue funding. Peachland was also given a Small Community grant, while the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen received a Regional District grant.

These grants are the second of two annual payments. The first was made in March.

Since 2009, the Small Community, Regional District and Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing grants have provided more than $792 million in funding across the province.

The latest payments are almost $75.2 million, with $1,069,840 distributed to communities in the region.