Tourism minister maintains commitment to Fundy museum

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PARRSBORO - The new Joggins Fossil Centre will compliment Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro, not compete with it, according to Len Goucher, Nova Scotia's minister of tourism, culture and heritage.

PARRSBORO - The new Joggins Fossil Centre will compliment Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro, not compete with it, according to Len Goucher, Nova Scotia's minister of tourism, culture and heritage.

"With UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, the Joggins Fossil Cliffs will not only help the work you're doing but will also provide tremendous marketing advantages for the whole area as well," said Goucher, addressing those gathered for the annual general meeting of the Cumberland Geological Society at the museum yesterday.

"Thanks to your efforts this museum is already an anchor for geological information about the Bay of Fundy area, and we're committed to its future," he said.

The province has increased the museum's funding by 10 per cent this year and also provided $8,500 for a site strategy, according to Goucher, who said they are looking at how the museum's galleries can be renewed so the two sites will be truly complimentary.

"More visitors to the fossil cliffs and the museum's and institute's collections will be an opportunity for new tourism businesses to develop," he said. "Having everyone working together on these possibilities is critical for the area's success as a tourism destination showcasing Nova Scotia's rich natural heritage."

awagstaff@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Fundy Geological Museum, Joggins Fossil Centre, UNESCO Cumberland Geological Society

Geographic location: PARRSBORO, Nova Scotia, Bay of Fundy

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