VANCOUVER South Vancouver residents might get even more cash to build their badly needed seniors centre.
The province is expected to announce an additional $1.2 million in funding for the Killarney seniors centre on Wednesday, sources told Metro.
With the announcement, the total investment in the project will jump to $8.7 million from the initial $7.5 million requested for the project.
It will bring the provincial investment up to $2.5 million, in line with the federal government's funding.
Earlier this year, the province expressed no intention of topping up its funding, prompting the city to dedicate $1.2 million from its 2013 operating surplus towards the centre on top of the $2.5 million and land it already earmarked for the seniors centre.
If the city still puts the extra $1.2 million toward the project, there may be enough cash for desired features including a kitchen. Seniors have been lobbying for the centre for more than a decade.
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