Provincial funding for Paddington Station fire victims extended into January

Langley City Mayor Ted Schaffer said the B.C. government is approaching the funding assistance from a ‘case-by-case basis.’

The provincial government will continue to lend a financial helping hand — into the new year — to many of those affected by the Paddington Station apartment fire.

Emergency funding has been extended to victims of the Dec. 11 Paddington fire, that ripped through the upper floors of the Langley City complex at 201A Street and 56 Avenue and left more than 100 homeless.

The provincial government originally extended emergency service benefits, which include accommodations and food vouchers, to Dec. 22.

But on Friday, Langley City Mayor Ted Schaffer told the Times, “they are going on a case-by-case basis and the possibility is (that it is) up until Jan. 15.”

Schaffer noted that this funding is usually provided for 72 hours.

“I’ve had discussions with Minister (of Environment Mary) Polak and Minister (of State for Emergency Preparedness Naomi) Yamamoto and it’s through their efforts that the extensions were made possible.”

 

 

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