Funds un­der in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment pro­gram have al­ready been com­mit­ted

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS - BY JULIE COLLINS

Leo Steele, chair­man of the North­side Civic Cen­tre So­ci­ety, said the B-FIT pro­gram was a key in­gre­di­ent for the project mov­ing for­ward with the pro­vin­cial share of the civic cen­tre fund­ing.

“The past PC gov­ern­ment and the present NDP gov­ern­ment rec­og­nized the im­por­tance of this project to the com­mu­nity and sup­ported it un­der that fund­ing pro­gram,” Steele said. “ The com­mu­nity and the civic cen­tre com­mit­tee are looking for­ward to Feb. 19 when tenders close for the project. We’re an­tic­i­pat­ing get­ting a con­trac­tor in place three weeks from that date.”

Steele said construction of the new civic cen­tre should be well un­der­way in the spring.

Site prepa­ra­tion work for the civic cen­tre is ex­pected to be com­plete within a week to 10 days.

The $12-mil­lion project will be fi­nanced by the three lev­els of gov­ern­ment. The fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment’s share is $4 mil­lion each, while the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­ity has ear­marked $2.5 mil­lion in fund­ing and $1.5 mil­lion is be­ing raised from the com­mu­nity.

The civic cen­tre will fea­ture an NHL-sized ice sur­face, heated seat­ing for 1,000, dress­ing rooms, a walk­ing track, ad­min­is­tra­tion, first aid room, mi­nor hockey of­fice, skate sharp­en­ing, can­teen and seat­ing area. The fa­cil­ity will also in­clude two com­mu­nity meet­ing rooms, with the up­stairs room over­look­ing the ice sur­face.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.