Canada Games Centre cleanup continues

The Canada Games Centre is one step closer to being completely back up and running. This week, the containment wall at the north end of the building has been removed.

The Canada Games Centre is one step closer to being completely back up and running.

This week, the containment wall at the north end of the building has been removed.

That means the Literacy Centre, Kids Club and the Coca-Cola Fieldhouse will be open to the public again.

“It’s a little less claustrophobic in here now,” said Art Manhire, the indoor facilities manager.

When a fire damaged the building in June, toxic smoke and soot got almost everywhere.

Anything it touched had to be cleaned.

The price tag for the restoration and repairs is estimated to be $5 million.

The cleanup was divided into five phases.

Workers are now on to phase four.

The only areas left are the two arenas and some structural repairs.

This latest section was completed just in time for the city to host the sixth Annual Community Registration Fair in the Coca-Cola Fieldhouse on Saturday.

The fair showcases several community and sports organizations.

Online registration for fall events will also go live this weekend.

The cleanup is progressing on schedule, said Manhire.

If everything continues to go as smoothly, work should be complete by the beginning of November.

Contact Josh Kerr at

joshk@yukon-news.com

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