Issues remain as Kamloops and the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc First Nation work to convert the old Stuart Wood School building into an aboriginal cultural centre.
City of Kamloops Chief Administrative Officer David Trawin says one of the biggest hurdles is who owns the more than 100 year old building.
“The ownership of the building needs to be dealt with. It’s what the facility is going to be in the long run. How does funding for that facility going to work out. All those type of things we are working through with the TTS. I know both parties are really looking forward to try and make out a bigger joint cultural type of joint centre work.”
A previous city study suggested it would cost about six million dollars to bring the building up to code.
However Mayor Ken Christian is hoping for some funding from the federal and provincial governments to help out.