The public boat launch added a surcharge for boaters. Profits from the additional charge go to Kent Harrison Search and Rescue.

Harrison Hot Springs boat launch surcharge rakes in nearly $6,000

Money delegated for Kent Harrison Search and Rescue team

A surcharge added to boat launch fees has raked in $5,990 for Kent Harrison Search and Rescue (KHSAR).

Earlier this year, council decided to implement the surcharge so a portion of fees collected at the public boat launch could benefit the search and rescue program, which frequently responds to calls on Harrison Lake and uses the boat launch parking area as a base command centre.

The decision was made in January after KHSAR didn’t make its usual application for grant-in-aid money – funds pulled from taxpayer dollars.

“We decided it should be more of a pay-user situation,” Harrison mayor Leo Facio told the Observer in January. “Folks that use the lake are the ones that should [help] with annual funding.”

The surcharge added an additional $2 to the $20 day pass, $10 to the $135 season pass and $20 to the $300 fleet pass.

Related: New surcharge for Harrison boaters

Final numbers for 2018 revenues show the Village received $16,685 in net revenue with an additional $5,990 collected for KHSAR.

“It’s a great way to show our appreciation to the search and rescue team,” Facio said.



nina.grossman@ahobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

‘Re-emerging’ artist takes on Harrison’s Ranger Station residency

Painter Ava P. Christl will be the gallery’s newest artist in residence

Kent wastewater plant gets $7,500 grant for improvement study

The district will be looking at modifications to its digester system

Fantasy Farms told to stop holding special events on farmland that go against agricultural rules

The Morans say it might spell the end of their seasonal events like Reapers Haunted Attractions

New event invites Agassiz to meet museum’s resident ghost

The Haunted Museum Tour will take place on Oct. 26 and 30

REAL ESTATE: Homesteading in the Cariboo a reality

Columnist Freddy Marks talks about why so many are looking to a ranch life when it comes to property

VIDEO: Agassiz lights candles in memory of missing, murdered Indigenous women

The Sisters in Spirit vigil took place at the Agassiz United Church

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

ICBC willing to loosen grip on driver claim data, David Eby says

Private insurers say claims record monopoly keeps them out

B.C. principal suspended for failing to help student who reported inappropriate touching

Principal didn’t remove student from the teacher’s class nor call the parents within a reasonable time

Port Moody mayor goes back on unpaid leave during sex assault investigation

Rob Vagramov said he intends to return as mayor in three or four weeks

UBC issues statement after instructor tells students to vote for Liberal Party

University says partisan messaging was not intentional

Cowichan Valley brothers win big in lottery for second time

Playing same numbers net big wins over a three year period

Fatal overdoses down by 33% in B.C., but carfentanil deaths continue to spike

Carfentanil, an illicit drug more powerful than fentanyl, causing more deaths than ever

Most Read