Search and rescue teams across B.C. are voting on a proposal to make sure they all have secure government funding.
Colin Wiebe with the BC Search and Rescue Association says they want to see a provincial foundation created to gather and distribute provincial funding, with teams able to keep their donations.
“We want to strengthen their ability to operate and provide sustainable funding so we can plan for things like capital projects — if a team needs a building or needs to replace a vehicle or something like that it makes it easier to do so.”
While teams like North Shore Rescue receive a lot of donations and funding, Wiebe says other teams have none.
The proposal includes three options, ranging from $4 million to $9 million annually.
The final version will go to government by the end of the year.