The federal government has announced nearly $2 million for community projects across the Peace Region.

The announcement was made in Prince George by Minister Harjit Sajjan, the Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada – or PacifiCan. PacifiCan will run the projects through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund.

The largest Peace Region project is a $750,000 allocation to improve sidewalks, boulevards, and other shared spaces in Tumbler Ridge.

In Dawson Creek, the City will receive $314,808 to improve tennis courts, while the Dawson Creek Sportsman’s Club will get $400,000 to build an indoor shooting range.

In Charlie Lake, the Tse’K’wa Heritage society will also receive a grant of $457,070, which they will use to revitalize the Cultural Centre.

Nine other tourism and community projects will be funded by PacifiCan across Northern BC.

During the announcement, Minister Sajjan also officially opened the agency’s new offices in Prince George, Prince Rupert, and Fort St. John. A statement by the federal government says: “PacifiCan’s expanded footprint will help British Columbians in the North build a stronger economy, with increased access to high-impact local investments and quality advice.”