West Quesnel Land Stability Program gets boost

March 23, 2006
News Release

QUESNEL, B.C. – The City of Quesnel is thrilled to announce that the Ministry of Community Services has agreed to provide close to $1.2 million in funding towards the West Quesnel Land Stability Program’s 2006 Work Plan.

“This is a gigantic step forward for our community,” said Mayor Nate Bello. “The City really appreciates the support of the provincial government and Minister Ida Chong. This announcement enables us to get on with work our residents desperately need. There’s a lot to be done and we will commence immediately.”

“We're very pleased to work with the City of Quesnel in the quest to find a workable solution to the land stability situation,” said Community Services Minister Ida Chong. “This is an excellent example of two levels of government working proactively for the constituents we both serve.”

“This announcement is recognition of the hard work done by the City of Quesnel, the West Quesnel Land Stability Advisory Committee and all the residents who wrote to their elected officials to voice their concerns,” added WQLSAC Chair Ron Craigmyle. “We have a partner in the provincial government. Now we can focus on seeking other partners, starting with the federal government.”

Work details will be finalized this week, with more detailed information about the scope and type of work to be done this year released next week. The West Quesnel Land Stability Program has remained a high priority for the City of Quesnel, which has spent more then $1.2 million on the project to date.

There are more than 750 homes and 2,100 residents in the slippage area.

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