Funding announced for community visitor services

A new three-year base funding model for community visitor services is now in place including the centre in Fort St. James.

  • Oct. 14, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Visitor Centre

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Destination B.C., the province’s industry led destination organization, has announced a new three-year base funding model for community visitor centres including the centre in Fort St. James.

The funding will allow for new, stable and predictable funding for rural and smaller community services to acknowledge their ongoing contributions to the tourism industry.

Communities receiving annual funding for the next three years include: Burns Lake, ($10,000) Granisle, ($10,000) Houston, ($12,500) Vanderhoof, ($10,000) and Fort St. James. ($10,000)

Rosa Anne Howell, manager of the Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce and the Visitor Information Centre says that it is great to finally be confirmed.  “We will not have to rely soley on grants and  we will now have more opportunities such as hiring students,” Howell said.

From July to September, the Fort St, James Visitor Centre is open every day from 8am -5pm.

From September to July, it is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8am – 4:30pm.

“It’s so important,” Howell said. “The centre is a touching point for visitors to see what we have to offer such as Mount Pope, skiing and the Historic Park. And this community does have so much to offer,” Howell said.

For more information on the Visitor Services Network, please visit: www.destinationbc.ca/Programs/Visitor-Centre-network.aspx

 

Just Posted

Multiple-unit structure fire in Fort St. James

The fire is believed to be electrical in nature, Fire Chief said

State of local financial crisis declared in Fort St. James

The District will have a job fair on July 31 to help workers find transitioning jobs

Northern B.C.’s Ridley coal terminal sold, Canada divests, First Nations to own portion

Ten per cent of shares transferred to the Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Metlakatla First Nation

Skeena mainstem closed to recreational sockeye

Escapements expected to be below 800,000 threshold

FOI data confirms rural drivers discriminated against, former Telkwa mayor says

Analyzed rural postal codes paid just over 2.5 times more in premiums than they received in claims

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

$900M settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in Canadian military

After facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018

Tax take stays ahead of increased B.C. government spending

Tax revenue $2.1 billion higher than budget in 2018-19

Two toddler siblings found drowned on First Nation in Alberta

The Siblings were found drowned on their family’s property, according to RCMP

Chiefs honour Indigenous leader wrongfully hanged in B.C. 154 years ago today

Chief Joe Alphonse says they want his remains returned to his homeland in B.C.’s Cariboo region

Rare white ravens spotted again on Vancouver Island

Nature photographer Mike Yip said mysterious birds back in Coombs area

B.C. government seeks advice on reviving Interior forest industry

Public website opens as meetings start with community leaders

Psychics, drones being used to search for missing Chilliwack woman with dementia

Drones, psychics, dogs and more have been employed to help find Grace Baranyk, 86

B.C. mom to go to Europe court in hopes of getting alleged abducted daughter back

Tasha Brown alleges her estranged wife abducted their daughter Kaydance Etchells in 2016

Most Read