Pool rally at city hall

Several dozen people rallied at Moncton City Hall yesterday to try to save their community swimming pool.

The pool at the Moncton East Youth Centre was drained three years ago because of a leak…and still remains empty. Area MLAs Cathy Rogers, Chris Collins and Monique LeBlanc joined the protestors in calling on the city to save the pool.  Rogers told the Times and Transcript the province has already approved a million dollars for it a couple of years ago and anticipated it would be done.

After initially saying the pool project had been cancelled, Mayor Dawn Arnold now says a proper public pool would cost about $2 million. Council is expected to make a decision May15th.