Wetaskiwin wants locals to build expansion of Reynolds-Alberta-Museum

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Reynolds-Alberta-Museum expansion beginning soon

A major project expansion in Wetaskiwin could be built entirely with the help of locals.

The Reynolds-Alberta-Museum is expanding and last year they got $39.5 million in funding from the province to have the project built within 3 years to help preserve some irreplaceable artifacts.

Bruce Hinkley is the MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose and he tells The One News why he feels construction should be solely in the hands of locals.

"The more local contractors and sub-contractors we can have involved, the more money of that 39 million will stay in the community, and some people have indicated that for every dollar spent in a community it trickles through the economy five additional times so the financial impact and benefits would be very significant," says Hinkley.

Hinkley anticipates construction will begin early in the new year and should be finished by 2021 at the latest.

The current museum contains more than 500 historical vehicles along with 130 aircraft and 5 thousand pieces of agriculture equipment.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

 

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