$416 Million in Disaster Funding Comes Through for Homes Lost in BC Wildfires

The federal government said it’s preparing for what could be a challenging summer of wildfires in parts of the country as several ministers gathered in Vancouver to outline how funds will support those already affected.
Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair said it’s advancing $416 million to rebuild homes and businesses lost in the 2021 fires, including in the devastated village of Lytton, in response to a provincial request for disaster financial assistance.
More than three dozen interim housing units will be part of $24 million in funding for the Lytton First Nation, he said.
Blair, who first announced the funding Thursday, said the Lytton fire revealed numerous vulnerabilities that the federal and provincial governments need to respond to.

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