City to receive $1.05 million in traffic fine grant

Under the provincial Traffic Fine Sharing Revenue Program, Nanaimo will receive $1.05 million that will go directly back to help pay for police services and crime prevention programs.

The City of Nanaimo is benefitting from B.C. drivers who receive traffic fines.

Under the provincial Traffic Fine Sharing Revenue Program, Nanaimo will receive $1.05 million that will go directly back to help pay for police services and crime prevention programs.

The grant comes from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets, and the amount of money municipalities receive is based on their contribution to municipal policing costs.

Under the Small Community and Regional District Grants, also part of the Strategic Community Investment Fund, the Regional District of Nanaimo will receive $105,549 while the District of Lantzville will get $358,230 to be put toward top-priority projects.