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Nelson aquatic centre to reopen Oct. 17

Nelson aquatic centre users can mark Oct. 17 on their calendar.

That’s when the newly renovated facility should re-open following a more than year-long closure.

Project manager Jeff Phillips says it’s about a month later than originally hoped, but it’s partly because a federal grant announced in February let them expand the scope of the work.

This afternoon a 30,000 pound rooftop unit was craned into place.

It holds the majority of components that recover heat from the arena to use in the pool.

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