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Friday, November 21, 2014
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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

2001.



"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

Centenary Fund.



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.



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For more information, contact:



Bob Stenzil

Environment and Resource Management

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-2932
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