Delta hoping Trudeau steps up with dredging dollars

Delta Optimist

Local mayors and First Nations’ chiefs are once again urging the prime minister to take action on local channel dredging in the lower Fraser River.

In a recent letter jointly signed by Delta Mayor George Harvie, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Ken Baird and Musqueam Indian Band Chief Wayne Sparrow, the leaders noted they recognize the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s commitment to continue to work with them along with other government agencies and stakeholders towards a long-term sustainable dredging program.

While they appreciate the port’s announcement of $1 million in funding for local Delta channel dredging in the coming year, they are hopeful the contribution will be a catalyst towards the development of a comprehensive, funded long-term plan for maintaining the local channels, wrote Harvie. …

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