$715,000 risk-free restart grant to address information technological innovation, crisis scheduling

A $715,000 provincial COVID-19 Risk-free Restart grant will be distributed across five distinctive locations of Regional District of Nanaimo operations.

The RDN board of directors handed a motion on June 8 to distribute $65,563 to recreation, which is the extra shortfall experiencing the Oceanside Arena in 2021 $439,437 to details technology for cyber assault safety $35,000 to established up three portable washrooms for transit serviceperson motorists $25,000 to enhance the RDN administration building’s key ground reception with security barriers and to limit general public accessibility in the setting up and $150,000 for crisis scheduling to acquire “corporate enterprise continuity plans to make certain appropriate plans are in put in response to several situations which the pandemic might generate,” a employees report claims.

These programs are to aid departments preserve operations all through unexpected emergency conditions this kind of as h2o mains breaking or when structures can not be occupied as has been significantly of the scenario throughout the pandemic, Daniel Pearce, common manager of transportation and crisis solutions, advised the board. “COVID has undoubtedly brought it more to focus, but business continuity preparing is extremely considerably for over-all crisis arranging functionality.”

In March, the province announced the added running grants for regional districts on major of what was dispersed to districts and municipalities in November 2020. At that time, the RDN gained $1.169 million. In overall, the province has dispersed $540 million in protected restart grants to local governments considering that the commence of the pandemic.