The Town of Qualicum Beach is receiving $25,000 provincial emergency preparedness funding. (PQB News file photo)

The Town of Qualicum Beach is receiving $25,000 provincial emergency preparedness funding. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach gets $25K in emergency preparedness funding

Parksville-Qualicum MLA ‘grateful for our emergency response teams’

Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker says the new provincial emergency preparedness funding will help improve emergency operation centres and better equip the local government and First Nations in Qualicum Beach to respond to emergencies and keep people safe.

“I am grateful for our emergency response teams and I am glad we are providing this funding to ensure they have the equipment they need,” said Walker. “This investment in a generator for the Civic Centre will go a long way to make sure necessary operations can continue if we lose power.”

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More than $3.2 million in funding is being shared among 84 First Nations and local governments to help communities build or upgrade emergency operations centres, purchase equipment, or enhance capacity through volunteer recruitment, retention and training.

The Town of Qualicum Beach is receiving $25,000 in funding. This grant will be used to purchase and install a generator for the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre so that local and regional emergency functions can maintain operations during power outages.

— NEWS Staff

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