Harry Jerome project to be revisited, possibly revised

Council voted 4-3 to re-examine

Four months after the previous City of North Vancouver council hit the gas on the $210-million Harry Jerome rec centre project, the new city council pumped the brakes.

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What’s up at council this week?

…  Like a new cast reworking an old play, City of North Vancouver council is set to revisit – and possibly waylay – the new Harry Jerome rec centre.

Council approved the $210-million facility in a 4-3 split last July but Mayor Buchanan is slated to ask the newly-elected council to take a second look at the financial risk posed by the project.

Buchanan’s motion includes an instruction that would bar city staff from issuing the construction tender on the new rec centre until council approves: “satisfactory risk mitigation measures.”

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City of North Van allots $6M toward Harry Jerome

In their last significant meeting before the election, City of North Vancouver council made their first major funding commitment toward the new Harry Jerome rec centre, authorizing $6.125-million toward the $237-million project.

The money, which is set to be used for detailed design work, some demolition, and temporarily relocating the skatepark, inspired a debate between three of the city’s mayoralty hopefuls, with candidate Kerry Morris warning against what he dubbed a: “foolish expenditure.”

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Flicka Gymnastics hoping to land a spot in new Harry Jerome rec centre

The tumbling mats used by North Vancouver’s Flicka Gymnastics turned into wrestling mats for a short while on Monday morning as the club held a press conference airing their concerns over being left out of the latest plans for the rebuild of the Harry Jerome rec centre.

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New $237M Harry Jerome rec centre approved in split vote

Despite a $237-million case of sticker shock, the new Harry Jerome recreation centre won hard-fought approval Monday, marking the end of a 15-year odyssey to replace the half-century-old cinder block facility.

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City of North Vancouver advances Harry Jerome project

The City of North Vancouver is one massive step closer to getting its new Harry Jerome rec centre after council narrowly voted to advance an 802-unit Upper Lonsdale development project that will pay for it following a public hearing held Monday.

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5 things to know about a 50m pool at Harry Jerome

  1. It may be the same cost as a 25m pool
  2. It’ll be used by the whole community
  3. It’ll increase sport opportunities for young people
  4. It could be a revenue generator
  5. It can easily be configured to different lengths depending on program needs

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North Shore community needs a bigger splash

If you’ve ever been turned away from your local pool because it’s being used for lessons, aquacise or training, then you can benefit from a 50m pool. Same goes if you have a kid who wants to participate in sports but doesn’t fancy soccer or hockey, or you have a business near the Harry Jerome Pool site on the North Shore.

“A lot of people think that a 50m pool is just for elite swimmers who want to swim laps,” says Mike Dowling, a member of the North Shore Aquatics Society (NSAS). “Actually, 25m pools can usually only accommodate one activity, so they are targeted towards laps, to the exclusion of activities like diving, aquacise, water polo, synchronized swimming or just public aquatic fun. A 50m pool can be divided into two or three, so many activities are possible at the same time.”

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50-metre pool in North Van’s Harry Jerome rec centre plans

City to lease land

The pool may be too long and the debt too deep for a few councillors, but plans for the new, $210-million Harry Jerome rec centre project inched forward Monday.

City of North Vancouver council voted 5-2 in favour of a design that includes a 50-metre pool, six sheets of curling, a new skate park, a fitness centre, the Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre, and rooftop tennis courts.

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Victoria’s Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre Replacement Project Gets $6 Million Boost from Federal Gas Tax Fund

The City of Victoria has received conditional approval of $6 million in Federal Gas Tax Funding to support the Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre Replacement Project.

This City of Victoria’s Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre is being replaced with a new all ages and abilities recreation and wellness facility. This critical public amenity will provide increased capacity for citizens of Victoria and the region to participate in healthy activities. In accordance with Victoria’s commitment to climate action, the new centre will also use energy efficient technology to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from City facilities by more than 33 per cent. This investment in public recreation will have long-term positive impacts on the health and wellness of the community.

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