Arena demolition timing still a question mark

No news is not necessarily good news for Sylvan Lake.

No news is not necessarily good news for Sylvan Lake.

That’s because, at press time, there still hadn’t been a decision announced on when the remains of the old arena would be demolished.

Ron Lebsack, the town’s director of community services, reported to councillors Monday night that there were various people on site last Friday.

And they were still waiting for word on when demolition would begin.

The insurance company has been made aware of the urgency of getting the work done so the multiplex can once again be reopened, he said.

The multiplex continues to be closed because of the possibility the south wall of the arena will fall into that building and cause damage in the dressing room area.

In the meantime, Graham Parsons, said Tuesday afternoon he’s rescheduled 20 homes games for Sylvan Lake teams at locations around Central Alberta. “Everybody is being very cooperative, very sympathetic,” he said. “We still have no idea (when we’ll be open in the multiplex).”

Local teams will be travelling to Eckville, Caroline, Hobbema, Lacombe, Bashaw, Bowden, Red Deer, Spruce View, Rocky Mountain House, Ponoka and Innisfail to play their games.