The City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., previously faced with cancelled swim classes and programming due to lifeguard shortage, has asked its councillors to create a full-time aquatic lead role to help rectify the situation.
Eighty plaintiffs are now part of a civil lawsuit against Thermëa Spa Village in Whitby, Ont., asking for $5 million in compensation for contracting staphylococcus (staph) infections from one of the facility’s saltwater pools.
A Welland-based contractor, with a bid of $88,800, has been selected to install a ramp at Welland city’s Maple Park Pool, proposed by the city’s community services director as a necessary enhancement for improving accessibility and providing access to more users.
New York-based Latham Group Inc. is expanding its Canadian operations by building a fibreglass pool manufacturing plant in Loyalist Township near Kingston, Ontario, adding to the two plants it already has in Canada outside Toronto.
The application of provincial public pool and spa regulations in Ontario seemingly reveal a random pattern, highlighted recently when a Haliburton-based resort had to shut down its private-use hot tubs in response to local health unit orders.
Orillia Recreation Centre temporarily shut down its aquatic facility to solve technical issues with its heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, which has caused the temperature and humidity levels to rise.
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