At the Little Qualicum River estuary on Tuesday afternon

Parksville Community and Conference Centre gets funding for repairs from federal government

Vancouver Island North MP John Duncan was also in the region to announce shoreline projects

The federal government will provide the City of Parksville with $141,225 in Canada 150 Community Infrastructure funding for capital improvements to the Parksville Community and Conference Centre.

The work includes roofing replacement in 2016, outer wall painting, new flooring, interior painting and kitchen appliance replacement in 2017. The grant amount is 50 per cent of the capital improvements to the PCCC as identified in the city’s 2015-2019 financial plan.

Duncan also visited the Little Qualicum River on Tuesday for a funding announcement related to work on the estuary, but DFO officials would not provide any financial details.

For more on both of these funding announcements, see Tuesday’s edition of The NEWS.

— NEWS Staff

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