Business

White Rock business gets $238,000 grant

South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale MP Russ Hiebert speaks during a business info session Nov. 17. - Contributed photo
South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale MP Russ Hiebert speaks during a business info session Nov. 17.
— image credit: Contributed photo

A White Rock business has been awarded a government contract worth more than $238,000.

South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale MP Russ Hiebert announced the funds for FSR Fluvial Systems Research Inc. Nov. 17, during a business information session at the White Rock Community Centre.

FSR provides river analysis, assessment and management.

Hiebert said the government – through the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program – has purchased the company’s software, which “uses optical remote sensing to examine natural and infrastructure-related river features to evaluate flood risks or erosion hazards.”

“The federal government, through CICP, awards contracts for the purchase of new technology, and then utilizes it in real-world situations,” said Hiebert.

“As we all know, B.C. has had its share of dangerous and costly flooding lately – in the Shuswap, North Okanagan and Kootenay regions, for example. FSR Fluvial Systems Research’s innovation will help us improve the safety of our infrastructure by predicting future risks and hazards.”

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, July 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jul 31 edition online now. Browse the archives.