Province releases 2017 community funding, equalization grant numbers

The province will hand out $74.7 million in community funding and equalization grants next year.  The 2017 total tax base also increased by $1.1 billion, or 1.73%, over this year.  Municipalities and rural communities will have a core funding component of $12.7 million, with $53.3 million in equalization.  Local service districts will get $2.6 million in core funding, and a police equalization of $4.4 million.