Community Members Rally and Work to Save Dease Pool


THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Community members in Thunder Bay have not stopped their efforts to save Dease Pool. The 104-year-old pool was voted by City Council to be closed.

Ray Smith has been working to save Dease Pool since 1978. Since finding out what the City was doing, Smith has been delivering flyers, co-ordinating a petition, and holding community rallies to reach out and start gathering support for the facility.

Community Activist Lori Paras says that what is really needed are for City Managers to get a better feel for the people in the poorer neighbourhoods of our city.

The pool will cost $300k to demolish according to City Administration. Kateri Banning is presenting Administration with a plan that she says will cost $600k to restore the pool.

There will be a rally at City Hall on Monday night. The children from the neighbourhood were hoping to present a petition to Council. However that isn’t going to happen as it is outside of the protocols for the city.


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