The Terrace SAR team in action, transporting mountain biker Michelle Prins from Terrace Mountain after she met with an accident on Sept. 9, 2021. The Terrace Search and Rescue Society was granted $65,000 from the provincial government. (Submitted Photo/Dave Jephson)

The Terrace SAR team in action, transporting mountain biker Michelle Prins from Terrace Mountain after she met with an accident on Sept. 9, 2021. The Terrace Search and Rescue Society was granted $65,000 from the provincial government. (Submitted Photo/Dave Jephson)

Two Terrace public safety groups receive provincial gaming grant funding

Funds sent to Skeena Volunteer Ski Patrol Society and Terrace Search and Rescue Society

Two Terrace groups are the recipients of provincial gaming grant funding meant to keep people safe.

The Skeena Volunteer Ski Patrol Society was granted $15,000 and Terrace Search and Rescue Society received $65,000 as part as part of the most recent round of B.C. Community Gaming Grant funding to environmental conservation and public safety programs.

“This funding helps not-for-profit organizations continue to provide vital programming and supports to people so they can thrive and feel safer and healthier in their communities,” said Josie Osborne, Minister of Municipal Affairs, in a media release.

“We are supporting local organizations that are committed to a wide range of activities that enhance the environment and improve public safety, including search and rescue, restorative justice, conservation and wildlife preservation, and more.”

Over 250 not-for-profit groups were given grants, with $4.9 million going to environmental organizations and $5.5 million to groups that provide safety or emergency services.

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