Tri-Cities organizations get gaming grants

Total of more than 150K given to five public safety and environmental groups

Four Coquitlam organizations and one from Port Moody have received community gaming grants from the provincial government to help in their efforts toward public safety or helping the environment.

The largest grant to a Tri-Cities organization is to the Communities Embracing Restorative Action Society for $60,000. Coquitlam Search and Rescue will get $30,000. The Coquitlam-based Canadian Ski Patrol — Greater Vancouver zone receives $22,500 while the Green Bricks Education Society gets $20,000 and the Port Moody-based Rivershed Society of B.C. $25,000.

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A NDP caucus press release from Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Rick Glumac said 145 public safety organizations will receive in excess of $6.5 million this year while 120 in the environmental sector will get $3.8 million across B.C.

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