Mount Cain lift gets gift

Grant means Mount Cain Ski Area will soon have upgraded lift.

MOUNT CAIN—Mount Cain Ski Area will soon boast an upgraded T-bar lift, thanks to a $15,300 infrastructure grant announced last week.

Vancouver Island North MP John Duncan, on behalf of Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced the support for the Mount Cain Alpine Park Society under the federal government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

“By improving facilities such as this, we are helping to boost economic activity,” Duncan said during the Mar. 7 announcement. “With today’s investment, our Government is demonstrating our commitment to creating jobs, growth and long-term economic prosperity.”

The funds will be used to purchase and install new spring boxes and hangers on the lifts, which will provide safer access to the ski runs.

“The Mount Cain Alpine Park Society is very grateful for the financial support received from the Government of Canada,” said Dean Davidson, society president. “This funding will enable needed improvements for our facility, while ensuring continued opportunities for the Society as one of the largest employers of youth in the north Island. The project highlights the recreational diversity that exists within Mount Waddington Regional District.”

In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. The government has committed $150 million over two years for the Fund. The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.

 

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