Thinkers' Lodge receives $1 million boost

Andrew Wagstaff
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Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MP Scott Armstrong (left) discusses the latest funding announcement for Thinkers' Lodge with project advisory committee co-chairman Larry Latta and Paulo Brenciaglia, great-nephew of Cyrus Eaton. Andrew Wagstaff - The Citizen

PUGWASH - A gathering place for some of the world's brightest minds in the pursuit of peace is receiving a major funding boost from various sources, including $750,000 from the federal ACOA Innovative Communities Fund.

The funding, which includes $30,000 from the provincial Tourism, Culture and Heritage department, $50,000 from the Municipality of Cumberland County, $121,000 through CREDA and $50,000 from the Pugwash Park Commission, will support the second phase of an extensive renovation project to the National Historic Site.

The federal dollars will support restoration work to the interior and exterior of the facility and the development of key strategic plans to guide the development of the site.

(For the full story, see the Jan. 29 issue of The Citizen)

Organizations: ACOA Innovative Communities Fund, Culture and Heritage department, Pugwash Park Commission National Historic Site The Citizen

Geographic location: PUGWASH, Cumberland County

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