City and University Agree on Arts Centre

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One of the last paperwork hurdles, on the way to a new community arts centre, has been cleared.

A major step forward when it comes to getting a new community arts centre in Lethbridge.  At Monday's regular meeting, council approved a "Memorandum of Understanding" between the City and the University of Lethbridge.  Also approved, the expansion of the project to include the U of L Conservatory of Music.  As part of the agreement, Alderman Shawn Ward says the University will pay the operating costs for it's space, which is estimated at about $130,000 per year.  The projected cost of the new arts facility, on the old downtown IGA property, is just under $21 million.

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