Municipal properties in Alberton, P.E.I., getting attention

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The Jacques Cartier Memorial Arena in Alberton will be getting some much-needed renovations for next season once the tender process is complete.

Rink manager Alan Rennie said the facility was built in 1964 and is due for some updates.

The biggest changes will be to the front entryway. The lobby and

canteen will be expanded and the washrooms will be modernized, said Rennie.

“From the front door to the rink surface is going to be done, all tore out and re-done new, upstairs and down,” said Rennie.

Updates to the figure skating room are planned and a new minor hockey room will be built downstairs.

The planning for the project started around two years ago and in the last year the designs were firmed up. The work is out for tender now.

Renovations will begin as soon as possible so the rink will be ready for fall ice times.

“The sooner the better, because it is a big project,” said Rennie.

Three new duplexes are one step closer to construction after Alberton town council issued a construction permit to GEM Apartments Ltd. in February.

GEM’s owner George MacNeill applied to the town’s planning board for the permits.

The plan is for three duplexes to be built on Jarren Lane with more to come.

Alison Jenkins, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Journal-Pioneer