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There are nearly 200 museums in Manitoba and 75 per cent are small rural locations often housed inside heritage sites. The Sipiweske Museum in Wawanesa is in the original office building of the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company built here in 1901.

Heritage Trust program rolled out to support small-town museums

The new program will provide $5 million over three years to create endowment funds within local community foundations for museums and archives across Manitoba

Small museums and archive sites across Manitoba begin a new year on a high note with the creation of a new endowment fund to help them along financially. Last month the provincial government rolled out its new Heritage Trust program which will provide $5 million over three years to create endowment funds within local community

A province-wide review of public libraries will help identify what’s needed to achieve high-quality service at a reasonable cost to taxpayers.

Funds for libraries will be key talking point, say public library advocates

Provincial library policies have changed little in 30 years, says Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires

A province-wide review of library services is being welcomed by library advocates. They see an opportunity to draw attention to the financial struggles facing libraries, where funding has been flat since 2004. Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires announced a full program and policy review in late November, noting provincial policies have also changed