Progress is being made in efforts to convert the old Stuart Wood School in downtown Kamloops into a civic/First Nations cultural centre.
After the latest meeting with the Tk’emlúps First Nation, Mayor Ken Christian says, both parties are working on challenges with the 100 year old building.
“There are a number of elements within the building itself including the presence of asbestos and those kind of things we have to deal with. Accessibility, power those kinds of things. But there are also a lot of grants, and particularly from the federal government that envision communities and First Nations doing exactly what we are proposing.”
Christian says, eventually both the band and the city will need to approve a concept plan.