MMCC Repairs Progressing - Most Work Now Complete

Almost all work has been completed for emergency repairs at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre - with the final piece expected to be done soon.

Wawa Municipal Council approved more than $100,000 in repairs at the Community Centre last August, amid problems with the arena's dry sprinkler system, the failure of a hot water tank, and consistent problems with the elevator.

Community Services and Tourism Assistant Director Brian Lachine explains the sprinkler work was already completed - assuring everything's safe in the rink - while the hot water tanks have also been addressed.

While the elevator was expected to be replaced before the Wawa Ice Fishing Derby earlier this month, Lachine says that did not happen - but it should be done soon.

The elevator is used to help those with mobility issues get from the upper Community Centre area - like the lobby - down to the canteen and ice surface.