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Repairs push back opening at Civic Arena

Nelson’s old Civic Arena will open a week later than expected this season as it undergoes some urgent repairs.

A few issues have been discovered with the 80 year old heritage venue’s foundation as well as with lead-based paint and mold.

Mayor Deb Kozak says while necessary, this project was not part of the original upgrade plan.

Work on the roof will have to wait.

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The cost of this project is expected to be around $100,000.

Extra parking spaces will be created on the one side of the old building.

The arena opens October 13th.

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