By Lyonel Doherty
On Monday, Oliver Mayor Ron Hovanes will need all of his persuasive power to get a commitment from the federal government to help fund the $10 million canal repair project.
Local MP Richard Cannings has set up the meeting between the mayor and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities.
The Town has been trying to get a funding commitment from the government to help reroute the canal at Gallagher Lake along Highway 97 south.
The provincial government has already committed $5 million towards the project. If its federal counterpart does not commit the remainder, the Town will have to borrow the money.