City, NB dive in to keep UNB pool afloat for three more years

May 16, 2018

Fredericton’s City Council has reportedly announced that it will fund the University of New Brunswick’s Sir Max Aitken pool for three years. The agreement, which will reportedly cost the city $140K annually, also includes provincial support of $260K per year. "This is significant, this is really, really big tonight," said Chris Ramsey, a spokesperson for local pool users. Mayor Mike O’Brien stated that the city sought a multi-year deal that would guarantee “good value for the taxpayers of Fredericton.” According to CBC, City Council instructed its staff to seek out partnerships, locations, and design options for a new aquatic facility. CBC