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Scona Pool closing not definite yet, mayor says

City residents in Edmonton will be facing a number a service cuts andnew fees to make up a $35-million shortfall in revenue after a latedecision by council on Wednesday.

City residents in Edmonton will be facing a number a service cuts and new fees to make up a $35-million shortfall in revenue after a late decision by council on Wednesday.

But Mayor Stephen Mandel said closing the Scona Pool may not be a done deal just yet.

“I think that if we can have our administration spend the next month or six weeks looking at other alternatives, maybe we can come up with some solutions for some facilities like that pool,” said Mandel on CBC Radio Thursday morning,

“I don’t think we got a good enough report on whether or not it should or shouldn’t be closed.”

Administration said closing down the indoor pool will save the city $80,000 this year and $400,000 each year after.

 
 
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