Deb McIntosh has been working on Zuckerberg Island most of the summer

Museum volunteers make up for missing grant

Volunteers are helping out at the museum, after a grant for a summer student fell through.

The CPR Station Museum is relying even more on volunteers this summer, after the museum didn’t receive the money it needed to help hire a student for the season.

The museum usually receives a federal summer student grant to hire a post-secondary student who helps run the museum’s facilities, but it didn’t get the money this year.

“This year we were not successful, and this usually happens every five to six years,” says Deb McIntosh, manager of the Castlegar Heritage Society. “I think it’s just so that they keep you on your toes.”

McIntosh is working on Zuckerberg’s Island Wednesday through Sunday, and spends Tuesday’s at the Station Museum. Luckily she’s had a number of volunteers step up to help run the museum, and make up for the missing funding.

“We should always have a full stock of volunteers to pull from, just because money is tight and donations aren’t as plentiful as they once were,” she says. “It’s always good to have people that will come in and give time.”

McIntosh says she thinks the museum will get the grant again next year, but wonders if she should consider applying for other grants as well.

“I probably shouldn’t put all my eggs in one basket,” she says, “but then I don’t want to be posed with the problem of having two students to hire.”

 

Just Posted

Castlegar council meetings will soon be online

Council chambers will be getting new microphones and cameras.

Slocan Valley to be ‘lit up’ with high-speed internet in 12 months

125 kilometres of fibre-optic cable to be laid from Nakusp to Playmor Junction

Vigil re-affirms belief in peace, acceptance in wake of New Zealand massacre

Nearly 100 show up for solemn event at Mir Centre for Peace

Police bust drug operation in Castlegar

Man charged, will go to court in August

Zoning mix-up nixes Shoreacres property sale

Man says the RDCK’s listings online don’t match his property’s official zoning

Edmonton judge rules Omar Khadr’s sentence has expired

Eight-year sentence imposed in 2010 would have ended last October had Khadr remained in custody

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

Mexican restaurant in B.C. told to take down Mexican flag

General manager of Primo’s Mexican Grill in White Rock: ‘I’ve never heard of anything like this’

B.C. NDP moves to provide tax credits, tax cut for LNG Canada

Provincial sales tax break of $596 million repayable after construction

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

B.C. river cleanup crew finds bag of discarded sex toys

Chilliwack volunteers stumble on unexpected find while removing 600 lbs of trash from riverway

Trudeau sells housing plan in visit to hot real estate market in B.C.

Trudeau said the budget contains measures to help first-time buyers

Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm

The Viking Sky was headed for southern Norway when it had engine problems on Saturday afternoon

Fired B.C. farmland commission chair backs NDP rule changes

Richard Bullock agrees with Lana Popham, ALC records don’t

Most Read