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CRANBROOK – The RecPlex will soon be back in public hands and that’s exactly where it belongs, CUPE BC says.

 A termination agreement between the City and Keen Rose will see the public private partnership (P3) recreation facility returned to the City on March 7, 2007.

“This is good news for the people of Cranbrook and a feather in the cap of Mayor Ross Priest and city staff,” CUPE BC secretary-treasurer Mark Hancock said.

“It also sends a signal to other municipalities to stay clear of privatization deals,” Hancock added. “They can and do go bad and taxpayers pick up the tab.”

“Recreation facilities are a source of civic pride and healthy community living,” Hancock said. “Keeping them public is the best way to ensure good service. The RecPlex now will be operated publicly, as it should be.”



: Mark Hancock, CUPE BC secretary-treasurer, 604-340-6787