Earlier this week, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced an investment of CA$750,000 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Town of Princeton.
As per a press release, the funding will enable the town of Princeton (British Columbia, Canada) to revitalize the community’s downtown core and upgrade the visitor center and RV campground to welcome visitors back to the region. With the CCRF funding, various upgrades will be made, including installing RV pads and an accessible washroom at a campground, a boardwalk at the visitors’ center, and wheelchair-accessible sidewalks in the town center.
The CCRF was established in June 2021. The Fund grants CA$500 million over two years in funding the country’s regional developmental organizations (RDAs) to help invest in accessible public spaces. The Government of Canada is committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener, and more accessible. This will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.
“This initiative demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting economic development in communities in every corner of British Columbia. We have helped put small- and medium-sized businesses on the road to recovery. Now it’s time to invest in the shared public spaces that will safely bring people together and help communities grow and thrive well into the future,” said The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada.