Province awards grants to Hope

District is set to receive over $17,000 in lieu of property taxes

The B.C. government is providing just over $17,000 in grants-in-lieu of property taxes to Hope.

These funds are part of the nearly $18.2-million in grants going to 63 communities across the province, including nearly $2,650 to Kent.

“This funding is really an investment,” said Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness.

“The province recognizes how important it is to compensate municipalities for local services that benefit government-owned properties.”

Grants-in-lieu are distributed annually and are payable on land owned by the provincial government, including courthouses, provincial government office buildings, and ambulance stations. Properties eligible for grants-in-lieu of property taxes are determined by the Municipal Aid Act.

This year’s compensation represents an increase of $1.3 million over last year’s payments, funds which help municipal governments and regional districts provide local services.

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