15 MtA students required to move out of unsafe historic building

January 26, 2021
CBC reports that 15 Mount Allison University students have been notified that they must move out of an unsafe historic building by February 13th. The article explains that, although the building had housed students for 10 years, it was not zoned to be used as an apartment building and each unit in the building had safety issues. CBC reports that MtA has made dorm rooms available to the students and that the landlords are obligated to pay moving expenses for the students, secure apartments for the students, and cover the difference in rent for the first three months. “This is a very difficult time of year for students to find out that they have two weeks … notice to find new accommodations in a relatively small town that’s near capacity,” said Jonathan Ferguson president of MtA’s student Union. CBC (NS)