Ex­hi­bi­tion Park clos­ing due to dam­age

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCE -

HAL­I­FAX — The Nova Sco­tia gov­ern­ment is clos­ing a 30year-old ex­hi­bi­tion fa­cil­ity, say­ing harsh win­ter weather se­verely dam­aged the build­ing. The province says it will stop op­er­at­ing Ex­hi­bi­tion Park in Hal­i­fax as of Nov. 16. It es­ti­mates it would cost $3 mil­lion to re­pair the ag­ing struc­ture’s roof and elec­tri­cal sys­tem, and en­sure its in­tegrity be­fore next snow­fall. It says another $6 mil­lion would be needed for up­grades. The province says it will in­stead look at trans­fer­ring the site. The clo­sure means the Mar­itime Fall Fair will be can­celled this year, and the deed will be trans­ferred to the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion and In­fra­struc­ture Re­newal.

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