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B.C. tourism operators, hotels, lodges can apply for COVID-19 grants

B.C. tourism operators, hotels, lodges can apply for COVID-19 grants
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Tour operators in British Columbia can apply for financial assistance from a $15 million relief fund to cover some of their losses due to COVID-19.

The provincial government says British Columbia-owned hotels or motels that employ more than 150 people, Indigenous-owned resorts on reservations with more than 100 employees and tourism operators with BC Parks permits or passes can all apply for grants.

The fund was proposed by a task force set up in September 2020 to look at ways to assist tourism operators during the economic downturn caused by the pandemic.

The government says in a press release that the grants can be used for property taxes, BC Hydro fees, or for acquisition costs or park use permits.

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Businesses with tenure or park permits include whitewater kayaking, zip-lining, wildlife watching, fishing, and hunting.

The grant is among other measures the province has taken for the tourism sector.


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