Photo by Matthew Nash

$5M in funding offered for agricultural producers affected by 2018 fires

The initiative will see provincial, federal governments aid producers in the Bulkley-Nechako region

Agricultural producers affected by the wildfires of 2018 are eligible to receive funding, according to an Oct. 5 press release from the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

The 2018 Canada-British Columbia Wildfire Recovery Initiative will provide up to $5 million to assist agricultural producers with the extraordinary costs incurred to recover from the adverse effects of this year’s wildfires.

The initiative is cost-shared between the federal and provincial governments on a 60-40 per cent ratio. It is intended to help farmers and ranchers with the extraordinary expenses necessary for recovery, enabling farms and ranches to return to production as quickly as possible.

Areas of assistance include:

Costs related to ensuring animal health and safety;

Feed, shelter and transportation costs;

Costs to re-establish tame perennial forage, damaged by the fires.

Other eligible costs include fencing, irrigation equipment repair, veterinary costs, replacement of bees and hives lost to fire and rentals of “specialized facilities”.

Farmers and Ranchers are encouraged to review 2018 Canada-British Columbia Wildfire Recovery Initiative for application details. Dedicated personnel are in place to assist producers with the application process, as well as verifying damages, losses and the arrangements for payments.

Any questions should be directed to the B.C. Wildfires AgriRecovery Initiative for 2018.

Business Risk Management Branch, 200, 1690 Powick Road, Kelowna, BC, V1X 7G5, Telephone 1-888-332-3352 or email


Katya Slepian/Black Press

Just Posted

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project searches for partners

TransCanada is renewing permits for its natural gas pipeline project to North Coast.

Coastal GasLink stops work to investigate archaeological find

OGC archaeologists are en route to the Houston-area site where Unist’ot’en report finding stone tools

Coastal GasLink prepares sites of construction work camps

Unist’ot’en condemn 14 ‘man camps’ housing 500-800 workers as threatening safety of women and children

TSKLH Nation sues Province over Brucejack mine revenue sharing

The Tsetsaut/Skii km Lax Ha seeks to assert rights and title in the area around Pretivm gold mine.

Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation

A potlatch feast will be held in March by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to discuss with clans.

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

Most Read