Projects get Alberta Culture funding

Alberta Culture has awarded about $100,000 to several heritage preservation and conservation projects in Central Alberta.

Alberta Culture has awarded about $100,000 to several heritage preservation and conservation projects in Central Alberta.

The grants are among $1.03 million awarded to 58 projects across the province in 2013-14.

Grants have been awarded to individuals as well as municipalities, non-profit organizations and businesses.

The funding is intended to support a range of heritage preservation projects from conservation of designated historic buildings to research projects, publications and heritage inventories.

Local projects include:

l Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development / Uptowne Olds gets $43,750 in Main Street Program funding for a project to revitalize the community’s historic downtown core. The money will support development, design and marketing.

l Ermineskin Cree Nation at Maskwacis receives a $22,350 research grant to record and transcribe oral history interviews with Ermineskin Cree elders. The project is intended to create awareness of the history of the area Plains Cree and help to instill pride in aboriginal youth and foster a sense of community. The project will further promote a better understanding of Ermineskin Cree history among the non-aboriginal population. Transcriptions will be bound and published.

l Stettler’s Rocky Mountain Rail Society gets $16,560 in historic resource conservation funding for its Steam Locomotive 6060 project.

l The Old Court House Professional Centre Ltd. in Red Deer gets $5,300 for conservation at the old Red Deer Court House, a provincial landmark.

l Lacombe and District Historical Society receives $6,500 for Roland Michener House. The birthplace of Daniel Roland Michener, Canada’s governor-general from 1967 until 1974, Roland Michener House has been largely restored to its turn-of-the-century appearance.

l Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society in Markerville receives $2,520 for its heritage signage replacement project. Funding will assist with the purchase of 14 heritage markers for the Markerville walking tour. The signs direct visitors to significant buildings in the community including houses, stores, schools and churches.

l Dakota Community Historical Society in Ponoka got two publication grants to preserve area history. The Dakota History Book — Before 1961 gets $1,850 and Historical Memories of the Dakota District will receive $780.

Just Posted

Tsunami warning for B.C.’s coast is cancelled after Alaska quake

VANCOUVER — A tsunami warning issued for coastal British Columbia was cancelled… Continue reading

Sewage spill shuts beaches along California’s Central Coast

MONTEREY, Calif. — Nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the… Continue reading

‘Shape of Water’ producer, Christopher Plummer among Canadian Oscar nominees

TORONTO — A Toronto producer who worked on “The Shape of Water”… Continue reading

US, others launch new tool to punish chemical weapons users

PARIS — The United States and 28 other countries are launching a… Continue reading

WATCH news on the go: Replay Red Deer Jan. 21

Watch news highlights from Red Deer and Central Alberta

RDC chosen to host 2019 men’s volleyball national championship

Sports enthusiasts in Red Deer will have more to look forward to… Continue reading

Police is still looking for Second World War army passport owner

No one has claimed a rare Second World War German army passport… Continue reading

DJ Sabatoge and TR3 Band kick off Sylvan Lake’s Winterfest 2018

Central Alberta’s youngest DJ will open for TR3 Band kicking off Town… Continue reading

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

WATCH news on the go: Replay Red Deer Jan. 21

Watch news highlights from Red Deer and Central Alberta

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month