West Fernie project receives government funding

$50,000 in funding has been provided for the West Fernie boundary extension from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

The City of Fernie recently acquired $50,000 in funding for the West Fernie boundary extension from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

According to Mayor Mary Giuliano the funding will assist the city with the planning and implementation of the West Fernie project.

“I think this is great. I think that it shows that the province understands the complexity of bringing in West Fernie. [They] wanted to make it as easy as possible for the City of Fernie so it will not incur costs for any of the residents already here,” she said. “We need to make sure that as much as we welcome West Fernie, it isn’t at the cost of our tax payers here.”

The funding was provided through the Restructure Implementation Grant.