Stand up, be counted

PORT HARDY – The 2011 census is important, said Mayor Bev Parnham.

PORT HARDY – The 2011 census is important, said Mayor Bev Parnham.

“I can’t overemphasize how important this is to the community,” said Parnham at a council meeting Jan. 11. “It is directly related to a lot of our funding. We want to make sure everybody gets counted.”

Parnham’s comments were in response to a letter from Statistics Canada requesting the District’s assistance in promoting the census to be taken in May 2011.

Letters of support

Port Hardy council will provide letters of support for two projects.

Providence Place is seeking funding from a number of sources to upgrade and convert the old hotel facility they bought last year.

“Our objective is to house and support those who can no longer live in isolation yet are independent, can’t afford the costs or feel lonely and unsafe,” said a letter from Heather Gordon, a volunteer with Providence Place.

A letter will also support the Grassroots Garden Society in their bid for a Walmart-Evergreen Green Grant of $10,000 to create their third garden, a traditional food and medicine garden, on Park Drive.

Canada Day

The District is hoping for a grant to help ramp up Canada Day celebrations. The volunteer group planning the celebrations at Storey’s Beach Park are hoping to expand the parade, add craft and information booths for adults, increase the number of activities for children and offer live entertainment for all.

The grant for $2,660 would cover about half the cost for the event.

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