A recently designed project led by Dennis Whyte, Director of the Plasma Science and Fusion Center at MIT, made ground-breaking advances in fusion energy, altering the realm of carbon-free energy production altogether. This technological advance entails the creation of the strongest fusion magnet in the world which was accomplished for the first time ever on September 5, 2021.
All windows were replaced on the main floor of the Town Hall building this past August 2021, for a total of 12 new window installations. Until this project, the windows were the originals from when the Town Hall was built in 1926, making them 95 years old!
A grant was received from the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation to cover some of the costs, with a requirement to maintain the historical appearance of the building. This was executed successfully in the project as the newly installed windows are made from the same material and look identical to the originals. The windows are still made of wood, but are metal clad which will prevent deterioration of the wood and provide longer lasting effects. Screens were also installed with the new windows, which are something the original windows did not possess. This addition will increase energy efficiency in the building overall!
The funds to cover the project came from the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation ($40,000), the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP; $35,000) and the Town of Shaunavon ($8,000) for a total cost of $83,000.