Friday, December 12, 2014

North Pacific Cannery restoration work underway

Workers begin restoration work
at North Pacific Cannery Historical site
Work is underway in Port Edward as restoration work at the North Pacific Cannery Historical Site gets underway, making for employment for 21 participants in Job Creation Partnership project.

As we outlined last month, recruitment for the nine month program started in November (and continues on this month) with the first of those that have joined the project taking to the work site over the last week or so.

During the course of the restoration project local workers will gain experience in carpentry, marine and heavy construction, while at the same time providing much needed renovations to one of the region's most popular tourism attractions.

As the project moves into full swing in January, 21 workers will be on site, 16 employed in a variety of tasks hill five have enrolled in carpentry apprenticeships associated with the program.

The 42 week conservation project has accessed over 194 thousand dollars in Job Creation funding, the latest in the  co-operative approach to financing many needed restoration projects at the Port Edward site.

You can learn more about the project from this item from the BC Government, which includes some observations from local residents who are taking part in the restoration program.

To find out what the North Pacific Cannery Historic Site has to offer visitors and local residents during operational seasons see their website and Facebook page.

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