Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:18

Demolition of former St. Joseph school building in Swift Current, Aug. 18, 2016

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It took only one day for a demolition crew to reduce the entire building on the former St. Joseph school site in Swift Current to a heap of rubble. The building was knocked down on Aug. 17 and thereafter work continued to clear the site. The City of Swift Current acquired the St. Joseph school site in 2015 from the Holy Trinity School Division for $1. The school became vacant after the opening of the All Saints Catholic School in the city’s new joint-use school facility. The demolition was delayed due to the need to remove asbestos from the structure before workers started to work on the site. Silverado Demolition of Saskatoon is responsible for the work and the company will also be carrying out the demolition of the former Oman School building. The City’s infill guidelines require a public consultation process for any development proposals on the former school sites, and public meetings have already been held for some of the sites.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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