Port Edward council is applying for funding to replace the North Pacific Cannery’s bunkhouse roof. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Port Edward applying for grant to replace the North Pacific Cannery’s bunkhouse roof

Briefs from the Nov. 14 Port Edward council meeting

Funding for the cannery’s bunkhouse

On the District of Port Edward’s to-do list is to replace the roof of the North Pacific Cannery’s bunkhouse.

“The bunkhouse is something we rent out for accommodations and functions. It’s one of our only economic drivers in Port Edward,” chief administrative officer Bob Payette said after the Nov. 14 council meeting.

They plan to apply for a grant under the Economic Development Capacity Building program through the Northern Development Initiative Trust.

“We’re going to focus on the bunkhouse this coming year. It meets the criteria of increasing revenue sources for the community, like an economic stimulator.”

READ MORE: CANNERY RECEIVES $75,000 GRANT FOR CANADA 150

Affordable housing units

There was only one council action item at the meeting. Council asked Payette to look into affordable housing units, to see what the details of the project with the province are. He expects to bring his findings forward at the next council meeting.

Remuneration bylaw

Every three years, the District of Port Edward approves and updates the remuneration bylaw.

In the bylaw, the Consumer Price Index in B.C. goes up slightly every year. As the average cost of living rises, the remuneration is adjusted to reflect any changes. It includes a vehicle and cell phone allowance as well as incidentals at $150 and $180 respectively for the mayor and councillors.

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