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Pool temporarily closed until next week

The City of Fort St. John says a mechanical failure has prompted the closure of the North Peace Leisure Pool.
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Swimmers during an annual Stingrays Invitational meet at the North Peace Leisure Pool. (Alaska Highway News)

The City of Fort St. John says a mechanical failure has prompted the closure of the North Peace Leisure Pool.

In a release, the city says the controller on the main HVAC unit at the pool failed on Friday. A new controller has been sourced from Winnipeg, however, the pool will be closed until Wednesday to allow for the controller unit to be delivered and installed, the city said.

“We appreciate the patience and understanding of our users and residents who are directly impacted by this unplanned closure and are working as hard as possible to minimize the impact,” Community Services Director Karin Carlson said in a statement.

The city says a planned BC Hydro power outage will also cause pool closure later this month as the company replaces equipment in the area.

The pool will close at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, and reopen at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30. All lessons, classes and courses will be cancelled during this period and refunds will be issued where applicable, the city said.


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