Thursday, May 17, 2007

More organizations feel brunt of funding cuts

CORNER BROOK - With the importance of tourism to this area’s economy, the lack of funding for students has organizations scrambling to find alternative sources. With the changes to the federal student summer employment program this year, more and more organizations are learning they have been denied this funding.

(more pictures on the Corner Brook Museum & Archives website)
Along with the pending closure of the Railway Society of Newfoundland’s museum on Station Road in Corner Brook, another major tourist attraction is contemplating closing its doors. The Corner Brook Museum and Archives was denied funding for four students this summer. Kathy Elliott, the volunteer curator, said she has been receiving e-mails from museum correspondents across the country who are facing the same predicament.

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