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Funded Projects: British Columbia

Note: The dollar values in this chart reflect the values originally approved for the project. These values are updated to reflect actual WD funding provided in support of the project, as well as final project costs, when all project-related administration has been completed and final disbursements have been confirmed. This list is current as of March 31, 2012.

Recipient Project Description WD Funding Project Costs
439281 BC Ltd. Upgrade facility $ 431,755 $ 814,500
Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce Replace and upgrade tourist visitor information centre $ 706,192 $ 1,502,702
Blue Lake Forest Education Society Upgrade outdoor education centre $ 1,200,000 $ 1,206,125
British Columbia Shellfish Growers Association Improve market development $ 193,335 $ 297,439
British Columbia Wine Authority   Sensory wine lab development $ 62,000 $ 121,792
Canoe Creek Hydro Company Ltd. Hydro power development $ 2,500,000 $ 13,366,230
City of Cranbrook Construct commemorative entrance arches to city centre $ 170,000 $ 480,327
City of Powell River Upgrade harbour $ 1,926,013 $ 5,632,448
City of Trail Construct hospital heliport $ 400,000 $ 781,598
Comox Valley Economic Development Society Discovery centre construction $ 3,000,000 $ 4,345,000
CSQ Environmental Technologies Ltd. Build and expand tree nurseries and stool beds in Princeton $ 585,750 $ 781,000
District of Clearwater Fuel management treatments $ 1,196,972 $ 1,447,017
East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council Support invasive plant management program $ 386,250 $ 396,886
Ecotrust Canada Incorporate energy management software in remote communities $ 1,217,888 $ 2,531,637
Firebird Technologies Inc. Produce and distribute a high purity cadmium shot $ 272,350 $ 472,350
Friends of Fort Steele Society  Upgrade wireless network and security systems $ 38,500 $   65,713
Golden Nordic Ski Club Society Construct world-class nordic ski racing venue $ 400,000 $ 823,710
Golden Timber Frames Limited Partnership and Golden Timber Frames Ltd. Extend and enhance production lines, introduce new technology and diversify customer base $ 1,487,500 $ 2,125,000
Harbour Authority of Pender Harbour Expand Hospital Bay float boat docking and tourism infrastructure $ 37,732 $ 56,316
Highland Pellet Manufacturing Ltd. Construct wood pellet plant $ 2,660,000 $ 7,980,000
Invasive Plant Council of BC Manage invasive plants $ 3,489,000 $ 6,175,106
Kinbasket Development Company Ltd. Ecological restoration and wildfire fuel management $ 1,921,220 $ 2,072,906
Neskonlith Indian Band Upgrade on-reserve range and farmland and reduce on-reserve fuel hazards $ 986,538 $ 1,000,106
Nicola-Similkameen Innovative Forestry Society Restore ecosystem $ 354,515 $ 354,515
Northern Development Initiative Trust Delivery of the Community Adjustment Program $ 9,988,051  $ 10,010,361
Northern Development Initiative Trust Delivery of the Community Adjustment Program $ 20,000,000 $ 20,000,000
Northern Vancouver Island Salmonid Enhancement Association Support entrance beautification and greenway initiative $ 75,897 $ 111,613
Okanagan Research & Innovation Centre ORIC Penticton Innovation Centre co-location $ 105,145 $ 214,582
Okanagan School of the Arts Establish a training and entrepreneurial development centre $ 700,000 $ 1,046,673
Osoyoos Indian Band Construct enterprise park $ 2,700,000 $ 8,809,435
Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. Support manufacturing $ 1,285,600 $ 2,840,125
Pacific Salmon Foundation Upgrade conservation facilities $ 1,186,471 $ 1,205,828
Red Resort Limited Partnership and RMR Acquisition Corp. Upgrade conference centre $ 670,000 $ 2,200,000
Regional District of Central Okanagan Support fuel management program $ 216,451 $ 296,316
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Support wildfire risk reduction and fuel management $ 1,732,738 $ 1,732,738
Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources Society Restore rocky mountain trench grassland ecosystem $ 876,705 $ 1,446,104
Selkirk College Upgrade student residence building $ 3,450,000 $ 6,430,026
Signalink Technologies Inc. Enhance marketing and sales activity $ 676,400 $ 1,396,383
Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society Expand boardwalk $ 98,032 $ 150,819
Sto:Lo Nation Society Construct resource centre $ 6,758,707 $ 7,951,424
Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society Develop facilities at botanical gardens

$ 778,479

$ 1,319,519

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association Increase tourism product development $ 232,800 $ 291,332
Town of Ladysmith Construct community services centre and civic square. $ 2,752,047 $ 4,202,051
Town of Oliver Upgrade business area $ 123,076 $ 128,204
Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society Construct Vancouver island mountain centre $ 795,000 $ 2,395,750
Vernon Science and Discovery Society Develop science centre program and restore facade $ 186,430 $ 228,568
Village of Nakusp Construct fire hall and emergency services centre $ 1,345,000 $ 1,780,905
Village of Silverton Upgrade campground $ 99,000 $ 133,863
We Wai Kai First Nation Construct and expand infrastructure $ 3,000,000 $ 3,833,454
Westcoast Aquatic Management Association Support first nations fisheries management and coastal planning $ 1,245,441 $ 2,129,746
Western Silvicultural Contractors' Association Support silviculture project $ 1,487,966 $ 1,490,339