Government funds for KVR

The Kettle Valley Railway trail network is receiving funding from the federal government as part of the Canada 150 infrastructure program

Fresh off the announcement of funding for the Three Blind Mice trail comes more trail funding for the Kettle Valley Rail trail.

Part of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Confederation in 2017, $124,600 is being made available to the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen for the KVR trail project from the federal government.

Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas was on hand to announce funding for the Three Blind Mice trail network July 27, with the government putting $34,750 towards the project.

The funding is set to assist the RDOS in connecting key sections of the existing KVR trail providing residents and visitors with a continuous recreation and commuter corridor in the South Okanagan.

“The Regional District is very pleased to see that the cultural and historical significance of the Kettle Valley Rail trail is being recognized nationally,” said Mark Pendergraft, RDOS chair, in a press release.

“This funding will help create a critical link in our regional trail system, connecting people and communities with a safe and enjoyable corridor along the historic rail line.”

To learn more about the Regional Trails Program visit www.clickhikebike.com.

The goal of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, is  to grant $150 million for community improvements by 2017, which is  the 150th anniversary of the Confederation.