2008-06-25

Valemount receives cash for downtown project

The Northern Trust has provided $300,000 through its beetle recovery program to help fund a downtown revitalization project in Valemount.

The project in the community, 300 kilometres east of Prince George, is meant to revive its main street in order to attract new investment and property development.

"This project is a cornerstone in Valemount's efforts to further diversify its economy by investing in tourism-related initiatives," said Valemount mayor Jeanette Townsend. "We are appreciative of the Trust's partnership in this project and look forward to the future development this investment will bring," she said.