News Release - September 27, 2000
PROVINCIAL HISTORIC PARKS RECEIVE CENTENARY FUNDING
Cannington Manor and St. Victor Petroglyphs provincial historic parks are
receiving upgrades to improve their visitor services.
Cannington Manor is installing a new water system at the village site which
will allow for drinking water and flush toilets. A picnic shelter will also be
built. At the Humphry/Hewlett House site, improvements will be made to the
foundation of this 112 year old building.
St. Victor Petroglyphs is developing a new access to the site. Visitors will
soon be able to drive to the top of the cliff where an accessible pathway will
lead them to a larger viewing platform.
Total cost of these projects is $300,000, with completion expected by spring
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to upgrade our provincial historic
parks," Environment and Resource Management Minister Buckley Belanger said.
"This initiative will ensure park visitors will experience and enjoy a piece of
this province's history."
Funding for these projects comes from the province's four-year, $120 million
This money supplements current provincial parks infrastructure spending of $2.5
million per year. The Centenary Fund was developed so important capital
projects can be completed as Saskatchewan approaches its centennial in 2005.
For more information, contact:
Environment and Resource Management
Phone: (306) 787-2932