Editor’s Note December 14, 2016: 19 Wing Comox training facility worth $4.7 billion
In This Issue:
- 19 Wing Comox training facility worth $4.7 billion
- BC Government approved $3 million for new housing project in Courtenay
- City of Campbell River still waiting to hear ifHighway 19A grant is successful
19 Wing Comox training facility worth $4.7 billion
19 Wing Comox has been named as the training facility for the new Search and Rescue fixed wing aircraft. The announcement is valued at nearly $4.7 billion dollars when service support, training and maintenance components are factored in. The building itself will be over 70,000 sq. ft. and will include state-of-the-art technology. A groundbreaking for the facility is expected as early as next year.
BC Government approved $3 million for new housing project in Courtenay
Following the September 2016 announcement of a $500-million investment in affordable rental housing, the BC government has approved $3 million in capital funding for a new housing project in Courtenay. The M’aKola Housing Society, in partnership with the Wachiay Friendship Centre, will receive the provincial funding toward a project providing 34 units at 810 Braidwood Road.
City of Campbell River still waiting to hear if Highway 19A grant is successful
We incorrectly reported in the Dec. 7 edition that the City of Campbell River had not been successful with their grant application to help fund the reconstruction of the portion of Highway 19A from just south of Rockland to the Big Rock boat ramp; in fact they are still waiting to hear if they will receive the grant funding. We apologize for the error.
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