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Prince George, B.C. to be left with only one pool until at least 2022

Prince George, B.C. city council has unanimously voted to demolish the Four Seasons Leisure Pool. The closure will leave the city with only one pool until a new downtown aquatic facility (pictured under construction) is scheduled to open in fall of 2022.
Prince George, B.C. city council has unanimously voted to demolish the Four Seasons Leisure Pool. The closure will leave the city with only one pool until a new downtown aquatic facility (pictured under construction) is scheduled to open in fall of 2022.

The council of Prince George, B.C. has voted to demolish the Four Seasons Leisure Pool, which has been closed since last March.

As reported by princegeorgematters.com, the demolition of the pool will leave the city with only one aquatic facility until a new planned pool in the downtown opens in the fall of 2022.

According to city staff, the municipality will save $150,000 to $200,000 by shutting down the pool.

According to acting civic operations Blake McIntosh, as a result of having only one pool, the city will likely have limited aquatics programming over the next year-and-a-half.

According to the report, the pool was usually used for swimming lessons, but these programs have not occurred since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

City staff will come back with the expected cost and timeline of the pool demolition.

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  1. I hope they have a plan in place to teach children how to swim. Drownings are a real thing and should not be over looked. In The Netherlands (Holland) you do not pass 2nd grade with out knowing how to swim, It’s a safety concern. I hope the smart city staff a plan.

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