2008-06-27

Antique mill gets funding for restoration


The federal government has provided $166,000 in pine-beetle funding to the Barkerville historic town to help restore an antique sawmill.

The mill will be made operational for demonstration purposes to create an additional attraction to the historic site, east of Quesnel. The wood milled from the demonstrations will be used to restore and preserve projects on the Barkerville site.
"With the steady flow of visitors Barkerville receives, the sawmill will provide another historic attraction for both tourists and residents to enjoy," said Cariboo-Prince George Conservative MP Dick Harris.

The federal government also announced $115,000 in beetle funding to the Nazko First Nation so they can identify new business opportunities. Of that, $90,000 will be spent to develop an economic action plan.