More than two dozen philanthropic organizations and corporations on Thursday launched the California Black Freedom Fund. It’s five-year $100 million initiative the group says will provide resources to Black-led organizations in the state aiming to eradicate systemic racism. The 25 funders include the philanthropic groups of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs as well as JPMorgan Chase. The group says the fund aims to address the “history of underinvestment” in Black-led organizations. It currently has $32.4 million, with the rest of the money slated to be raised and given during the next five years.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John’s new reclaimed water truck fill station is expected to be operational by the end of November.According to City Staff, this new reclaimed water truck fill station, located on 81 Avenue, will allow users an alternative water source in accordance with the B.C. Municipal Wastewater Regulation.The City says the new facility will reduce the amount of potable water being used for the oilfield industry for fracking purposes and is in line with Council’s strategic goal to reduce industrial dependence on potable water.- Advertisement -As part of sewer bylaw amendments, the initial cost recovery rates are $3.50 per cubic metre.The capital cost of the reclaimed water truck fill station is approximately $7 million.