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Street cleaning grants for Vancouver

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 06 Feb, 2024 03:21 PM
  • Street cleaning grants for Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has approved 2.64-million-dollars in grants in support of street-cleaning programs this year.

The grants support programs that supplement street-cleaning work completed by City crews and have been active for 24 years.

A statement from city hall says the grant program aligns with Vancouver's broader commitment to keep the city clean and litter-free.

Among the groups receiving funding through the grant program are the Coast Mental Health Foundation, Family Services of Greater Vancouver and The Kettle Friendship Society.

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