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Borden-Carleton public spaces receiving attention

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Public spaces in Borden-Carleton are getting some close attention these days, council heard at the monthly meeting on July 14.  

A new drag for the ball fields was announced in the recreation report. 

“The old one finally broke beyond repair,” Coun. Larry Allen read. 

The new drag is customized to have adjustable spikes which can graze the surface or dig deeper, depending on the need. 

Also noted in the recreation report were improvements to the rink.

Gateway Arena remains closed, but staff and summer students are preparing surfaces for a new coat of paint. Dressing rooms, washrooms, floors and the canteen will be refreshed, reported Allen. 

Installation of a dehumidifier and some electrical work are planned for the near future.

The Borden-Carleton recreation committee has started up several outdoor programs, including a learn-to-run program, hiking and Zumba in the park. A five-week “come try” program is coming soon and will offer a new sport each week.

The Borden-Carleton library is looking to re-open to the public soon. 

Before it does, Coun. Laurel Palmer-Thompson suggested the space receive a deep clean, noting in particular the stained floor in the women’s washroom.

“It’s been shut down for three months, and it needed a really good deep-cleaning before it was shut down. I’m asking that we get someone in there to properly clean it,” said Palmer-Thompson.

“It’s anticipated to be opening in the near future. ... I’d like to have it clean and fresh and sanitized properly.”

Alison Jenkins is a local journalism initiative reporter, a position funded by the federal government. 

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