Horgan suspends controversial rebuild of Royal B.C. Museum

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B.C. Premier John Horgan provides an update connected the connected the Royal B.C. Museum modernization

B.C. Premier John Horgan provides an update connected $787-million task to rebuild the Royal B.C. Museum.

The state is suspending the arguable $789-million program to rebuild the Royal B.C. Museum, Premier John Horgan announced Wednesday. 

Horgan said the costly task was the "wrong determination astatine the incorrect time" and that the authorities heard absorption from British Columbians "loud and clear."

A poll released past week by the Angus Reid Institute found that 69 per cent of British Columbians reason the plan.

The depository upgrade, announced successful May, includes plans to demolish and rebuild the depository successful Victoria implicit the people of astir a decade.

The premier said the state is present going "back to the drafting board" and the depository volition stay unfastened successful the fall.

Tourism Minister Melanie Mark has defended the rebuild and described the depository successful its existent authorities arsenic "not functional." She said it is successful request of seismic upgrades, is filled with hazardous materials similar asbestos and lead, inaccessible to radical with disabilities and structurally insufficient to support its existent postulation oregon big large exhibits.

Premier John Horgan volition talk astir plans for the Royal B.C. Museum connected Wednesday. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press)

Following disapproval implicit plans to rebuild the museum, the province released much than 2,300 partially redacted pages of reports and appendices supporting the contentious project, and to explain why a complete rebuild is necessary.

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