NB government offers to help keep UNB pool open

April 30, 2018

The Government of New Brunswick has stated that it still wants to help the University of New Brunswick keep its swimming pool open, reports CBC. UNB this year announced that the Sir Max Aitken Pool, along with the Lady Beaverbrook Gym, will close this September. According to CBC, the announcement provoked an outcry from local pool enthusiasts. UNB reportedly approached the city for 60% of the costs associated with keeping the pool open, but the city refused on the grounds that it would not assume the costs for something it did not own, adding that it also had to address other financial commitments. UNB VP Academic George MacLean expressed hope that the city, the province, and the university will find a solution. CBC