Premier to announce funding for cultural centre Thursday

  • Jul. 12, 2006 7:00 p.m.

Premier Gordon Campbell will be on the islands Thursday (July 13) to announce provincial funding for the Haida Heritage Centre at Qay’llnagaay.
His visit coincides with the beginning of Skidegate Days and a celebration will be held at the centre at Second Beach, Skidegate.
Amy Mason, a spokesperson from media relations for the government’s public affairs bureau in Victoria, told the Observer the visit is to announce provincial funding for the cultural centre, which is expected to be completed next year. We asked her if the amount was the $100,000 we had previously heard about, and she replied “don’t quote me, but it’s a heck of a lot more than that.”
Mr. Campbell will be travelling with Tom Christensen, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. They arrive in Skidegate by Haida canoe just after 11:00 am, make the announcement, attend a barbecue, then leave the islands.
The cultural centre is expected to cost about $26-million, paid for mostly by the federal government and the Skidegate Band Council.
The visit is Mr. Campbell’s first-ever to the islands, and the first time a Premier has visited since Bill Vanderzalm spent a couple of days here in September, 1986.

Just Posted

Houston homicide suspect remanded in custody

A Houston man accused of the second degree murder of Elija Dumont… Continue reading

Council briefs: The Village of Queen Charlotte

More money for village in third-quarter, new equitable gift giving policy

William Griffin arrested in Houston homicide

RCMP have now arrested William Griffin, the man wanted in connection to… Continue reading

Family of Terrace man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

B.C. politicians view supermodel’s transition journey on Transgender Day

Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite and New Democrat MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert appear in the documentary

John Mann, singer and songwriter of group Spirit of the West dead at 57

Mann died peacefully in Vancouver on Wednesday from early onset Alzheimer’s

Teacher tells B.C. Supreme Court that student was ‘happy’ to watch smudging ceremony in classroom

Case being heard in Nanaimo over indigenous cultural practice in Port Alberni classroom

VIDEO: B.C. high school’s turf closed indefinitely as plastic blades pollute waterway

Greater Victoria resident stumbles on plastic contamination from Oak Bay High

B.C. mayor urges premier to tweak road speeds in an ‘epidemic of road crash fatalities’

Haynes cites ICBC and provincial documents in letter to John Horgan

South Cariboo Driver hits four cows due to fog

The RCMP’s investigation is ongoing

B.C. won’t appeal decision protecting ICBC court experts

Change to evidence rules next to save money, David Eby says

1898 Yukon gold rush photo featuring Greta Thunberg look-alike sends internet into tailspin

Jokes erupted this week after a 120-year-old photo taken by Eric A. Hegg surfaced from archives

BC Ferries’ two new hybrid vessels set sail for B.C. from Romania

Two Island Class ferries to be in use by 2020

Most Read