The province has made good on a promise of $40,000 for a new Johnsons Landing water system to replace the one taken out by last year’s deadly landslide.
The money comes following a meeting at the end of February between Regional District of Central Kootenay directors and five cabinet ministers.
Rural Kaslo director Andy Shadrack says he explained they’d raised $120,000 toward a new Gar Creek water system, but it would likely cost $160,000 to meet Interior Health standards.
“Minister [Bill] Bennett on the spot offered to make up the difference,” Shadrack says.
Last week, the regional district also approved $18,000 for Gar Creek water users toward testing for a community well out of Shadrack’s discretionary grants.