September 27, 2016 - 9:38 AM
KAMLOOPS - With new stone work, railing and flower beds planted, the Kamloops cenotaph restoration project is nearly done.
The revitalization of the monument has gone well, museum supervisor Julie Cyr says, as the site looks relatively finished. There are still a couple additions to make, like spotlights to light the cenotaph at night and a new door, but it’s nearing completion.
“The public is welcome to walk the grounds, see everything that’s been done,” she says. “The masonry work has been completed, inside of cenotaph was cleaned as well.”
The major piece that still needs work is the clock, which is 95 years old. The inner workings need repair and haven’t worked for years, while the clock faces will also be refurbished with new unbreakable covers.
“Someone vandalized the cenotaph a number of years ago,” Cyr says. “You can see it on one of the dials.”
Aside from the clock, the project is nearly done. However, the clock might not be fully operational until 2017.
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