Retired terrain specialist Bill Wells examines debris from last year's slide at Johnsons Landing

Johnsons Landing water fund topped up

The province has made good on a promise of $40,000 for a new water system to replace the one taken out by last year’s landslide.

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.

 

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