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Recently, Merritt City Council approved a motion to have staff apply for a grant through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund for an evacuation planning route grant.

“There is a grant available to help us create evacuation route planning. We felt it was necessary for our community and something that would add value to our overall emergency preparedness plan,” said CAO Scott Hildebrand.

The current plan was created back in 2006.

The motion was passed unanimously.

The grant does provide 100 per cent grant funding for the project, meaning no taxpayer dollars would be needed to complete the work.


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