Four communities across the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District are receiving provincial grant money in lieu of municipal property taxes this year.
The City of Terrace is receiving roughly $180,000 while Smithers gets over 159 grand.
In addition, the Village of Burns Lake has been awarded over $8,000 while Hazleton is the recipient of $19,182.
According to the provincial government, 55 communities across BC including 13 in the north stand to benefit from the 17.3 million dollars being distributed.
These grants are handed out every November and reimburse local municipalities throughout the province for the services they provide to the public and their support of local infrastructures, such as parks, municipally run sewers, roads and fire protection.
In addition, the funding also covers land and property owned by the provincial government, such as office buildings, warehouses, and courthouses.
A full list of Northern communities receiving grant money can be found below:
* City of Dawson Creek – $154,569
* City of Fort St. John – $157,538
* City of Prince George – $2,020,710
* City of Prince Rupert – $44,917
* City of Terrace – $179,469
* District of Fort St. James – $40,871
* District of Mackenzie – $1,348
* District of Stewart – $2,959
* Northern Rockies Regional Municipality – $23,701
* Town of Smithers – $159,364
* Village of Burns Lake – $7,971
* Village of Hazelton – $19,182
* Village of Masset – $12,713
* Village of Queen Charlotte – $8,282