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Lakeland Historical Site reducing hours

The Fort George and Buckingham House will be seeing some reduced hours.

According to Global News, The historical site will be now closed Monday and Tuesday, with hours of 10-5 for the rest of the week, and closing during the offseason. While the offseason is not changing, the original hours were the same all week.

The move comes after a cut in the 2020 Alberta fiscal plan for the Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. In the budget, the amount of funding has dropped from $218 million in 2019-20 to $185 million in 2020-21.

In a statement Danielle Murray, press secretary for minister Leena Aheer says cutting the hours will encourage the fiscal health of Alberta museums, and while no full-time staff will be eliminated, seventeen part-time contracts will not be renewed province-wide.

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In total, fourteen museums and heritage sites had their hours cut after the Alberta Budget.

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