The city's university has received its annual dose of maintenance money.
The University of Northern B.C. gets more than $582,000 in capital funding as part of the province's $44 million investment in post-secondary infrastructure this year.
The money will be used to complete up to 25 individual projects, said the school's vice president of external relations Rob van Adrichem. These projects include lighting changes, some roof repairs and some energy efficiency retrofits.
"This is funding that comes basically every year to the university just to maintain the campus," van Adrichem said. "None of this money is to build a new building, for example. But it's used to maintain the campus, just like how on your house you would spend a certain amount of money every year just on maintaining things."
The original of buildings on campus are nearly 20 years old.
"Since it opened, UNBC has made a significant difference in northern British Columbia," said Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond. "The campus means that students can make the choice to obtain post-secondary training closer to home."
More than $68 million has been invested in capital projects at the university since 2001. This includes funding for the new Teaching and Learning Center and the Northern Health Sciences Centre - home to the northern medical program.