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Aug. 7, 2010

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands





VICTORIA – Today the Province released a full list of the 12 brownfield renewal projects approved to receive a share of nearly $800,000 from the B.C. Brownfield Renewal Fund.


The twelve successful projects for the third intake of funding totalling $792,962 are:


·         Squamish Oceanfront Blue Barn Arts Incubator, Squamish, $231, 250

·         Tahsis Hemlock Sawmill, Tahsis, $127,673

·         Former Rayleigh Correctional Site, Kamloops, $96,070

·         Kamcon Construction, Burnaby, $83,347

·         Former Alberni Plywood Site, Port Alberni, $63,700

·         Tranquille on the Lake, Kamloops, $44,000

·         Nanaimo Shipyard, Nanaimo, $40,000

·         Ahoy Industrial Corporation, Richmond, $40,000

·         Quadra Street Remediation, Victoria, $25,433

·         Marysville Benchland Site, Kimberley, $14,450

·         Ladysmith Northern Gateway, Ladysmith, $14,437

·         Peace Valley Lookout,  Peace River Regional District, $12,602


In March 2007, the Province announced its Brownfield Renewal Strategy, which includes the multi-million Brownfield Renewal Funding Program.


In April 2010, the Province announced the third intake for the program and applicants were invited to apply by May 19, 2010.


The B.C. Brownfield Renewal Strategy is designed to encourage more brownfield redevelopment across British Columbia. The strategy helps reduce risk and uncertainty in brownfield redevelopment. The funding program supports the initial environmental work by providing up to $40,000 for preliminary site investigations and up to $125,000 for other types of environmental work. Eligible applicants include First Nations, local governments, non-profits, private companies and individuals.


Brownfields are abandoned, vacant, derelict, or underutilized commercial and industrial properties, where past actions have resulted in actual or perceived contamination. These are sites that have great potential for redevelopment when the issue of contamination is addressed. Last year the program approved 17 projects totalling over $1.6 million.




For more information on the B.C. Brownfield Renewal Strategy, please visit




Media Contact:


Jessica McLachlin

Public Affairs Bureau

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

250 356-1674

250 812-8368 (cell)


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