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Smithers and Telkwa receive funding for heat preparedness

Thirty six communities across the province have received funding to prepare for extreme heat.

This includes Smithers and Telkwa for a Heat emergency resiliency project which received $56,713.

According to the province, this will help communities implement extreme heat projects and strategies like extreme heat risk mapping, risk assessments, extreme heat response plans and climate adaptation planning.

Almost $1.9 million in funding was provided to these communities.

The fund is administered through Union of BC Municipalities and supports programs that strengthen the resilience of First Nations and local governments.

The province said that in the event of a heat warning or extreme heat emergency, the province and communities will take appropriate actions based on their individual heat plans and processes.

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