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Business owners in B.C. suffering wildfire losses now eligible for additional funding

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Staff Writer | December 1, 2017
British Columbia
Canada   Financial assistance

Small business owners who suffered financial and business losses following British Columbia’s worst wildfire season can now apply for additional financial assistance.

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston, and Canadian Red Cross vice-president for B.C. and Yukon Kimberley Nemrava, announced today that additional funds will be distributed through the second phase of the Support to Small Business, Not-for-Profit Organizations and First Nations Cultural Livelihood Program.

“The continued success of local businesses and the people who support them is key to a swift and effective recovery from any disaster,” Farnworth said. “This financial assistance underscores the ongoing commitment of the Province and the Canadian Red Cross to supporting post-wildfire recovery efforts.”

Farnworth also noted that supporting small businesses and First Nations communities will ensure that, “B.C. communities are more resilient to future events.”


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