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The North Peace Museum will be undergoing upgrades to the buildings exterior after it was announced that the federal government will be contributing $17,500 in funding.

MP of Prince George-Peace River, Bob Zimmer, made the announcement at the museum on Wednesday. The funding is part of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, which aims to help improve local infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits.

President of the North Peace Historical Society Evelyn Sim said that the majority of the upgrades will be to the museums exterior siding – which has been there since 1983. The new siding will match the look of the rest of the museum.

“It’s going to make a big difference,” said Zimmer, adding that the upgrades will help draw more people into the museum. “It’s money well spent.”

Renovations are set to take place next year and be completed before Canada’s 150th birthday in July 2017.

 

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