Funding coming to local communities for wildfire risk reduction

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Nelson, Silverton, and the RDKB are getting some funding as part of the province's Community Resiliency Investment program.

They've allocated another 1.4 million in grants to help support wildfire risk reduction projects around the Southeast Fire Centre.

It's part of a 2nd round of 44 grants distributed province wide from the program's first application intake.

The RDKB is getting 86-thousand dollars to help with education.

Silverton will receive over 82-thousand, and the City of Nelson, over 106-thousand,  to help with education, development, interagency cooperation, emergency planning, cross training and FireSmart activities for private land.