Centennial Pool is nearly 50 years old but is still enjoyed by many residents.

Centennial Pool staff work hard to keep pool closures to a minimum

Centennial Pool staff work hard to keep pool closures to a minimum

Many Valley residents have been enjoying the pool this summer. We have seen a great start with attendance for our Red Cross swimming lessons, and a number of youth in the valley have been participating in Lifesaving awards such as Bronze Star and Bronze Cross. These young people will hopefully be our future lifeguards and instructors! However, the recent weeks have also seen some frustrations in regards to unscheduled pool closures.

As we all know Centennial Pool is aging, built in 1967 it is in its 46th year! Much of the infrastructure has been pieced together over the years with the help of the CCRD and funding as it becomes available. Each year we do our best to make improvements, this year saw the creation of a new undercover viewing area, smoother and safer cement decking as well as a new pump.

However new challenges seem to arise with every coming year as well and replacement parts can be very costly and take time to arrive in the valley. Staff have been working hard to maintain the pool and to keep closures to a minimum. Any closures that are made are necessary in maintaining proper pool chemistry and a high level of safety for our pool users.

We realize that unplanned closures can be both inconvenient and irritating to members of the public and apologize for this however we are doing the very best we can with the funding we have. It is always a good idea to give the pool a call (250-982-2488) prior to coming to confirm our hours. We hope that the Valley residents and visitors continue to enjoy and use this wonderful service that is available to our community.

 

Just Posted

Nathan Cullen named Parliamentarian of the Year

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP won the top-title Nov. 5

VIDEO: Taking to the skies to protect moose in the Cariboo Chilcotin

Conservation Officer Service doubles patrols to oversee moose harvest

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Central Coast Regional District swears in new Board of Directors

There are three new faces representing our region and two returning directors

VIDEO: Black horse signals ‘sign of peace’ for Tsilhqot’in Nation

Justin Trudeau rides black horse provided by Cooper family

Six students arrested, charged in sex assault probe at Toronto all-boys school

The school’s principal, Greg Reeves, described the video of the alleged sexual assault as ‘horrific’

Laine scores 3 as Jets double Canucks 6-3

Injury-riddled Vancouver side drops sixth in a row

Deportation averted for Putin critic who feared return to Russia

Elena Musikhina, a vocal critic of the Kremlin, has been granted a two-year visitor’s permit in Canada

B.C. to allow Uber-style ride hailing services to operate in late 2019

Fee will be applied to fund options for disabled people

Auditor general takes aim at Liberals’ fighter-jet plan

Suditor general Michael Ferguson is about to release a new report on Canada’s attempts to buy new fighter jets

B.C. couple converts ambulance into a traveling home

The Revelstoke couple plan on touring B.C. ski hills then driving to Mexico

Cyclist defecates, throws own poop at car following B.C. crash

Man defecates in the street before throwing it at a driver locked in her vehicle

Jamie Koe, other curlers kicked out of bonspiel for being too drunk

‘You don’t kick around other players’ bags, it’s disrespectful and we expect better of our players’

Homicide victim found under B.C. bridge identified as Hells Angels member

Chad John Wilson was one of four men arrested in Spain in 2013 on allegations of smuggling cocaine.

Most Read