Fredericton, UNB pool resources for new aquatic facility 

May 2, 2019

The City of Fredericton and University of New Brunswick will put up $6M to fund a proposed $32M aquatic centre, reports CBC. The facility, which will include a competitive 25-metre pool with up to 10 lanes, will replace the university’s aging Sir Max Aitken Pool, which is scheduled to close in 2021. The facility wasinitially scheduled to close in 2018, adds CBC, but failed negotiations between the city and the university delayed the closure, as Fredericton’s swimming community would have been without a pool. CBC also notes that the project requires an additional $20M from the federal and provincial governments before it can get started. CBC (NB)