Vandals cause smoke damage at Bashaw’s park

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Town of Bashaw Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Theresa Fuller said the town is disappointed to have had a fire in one of the washrooms at Heritage Park over the weekend after someone lit a fire in a metal garbage can.
“There was pretty bad smoke damage on the inside of the men’s washroom,” said CAO Fuller. “It’s going to need some reclamation.”
Fortunately, however, she said the entire building didn’t catch fire.
“The flames were big enough to smoke and char everything in the bathroom.”
CAO Fuller added that the town is concerned because they are planning to add a washroom by the ball diamond.
“That’s a little more remote.”
Last month council approved their capital projects, which included $12,000 for a washroom at the ball diamonds.
Council approved the closure of 50 Ave. for a block in front of the Bashaw youth Centre and OK Tire from 1 to 3 p.m. for street hockey during Razzle Dazzle Days June 10.
Council declared June 5 – 11 Seniors Week in Bashaw in honour of past, present and future contributions of local seniors.
Council dealt with a legal issue and reviewed contracts but because the issue was an in-camera item, they aren’t able to provide further details.
The Bashaw Grade 6 class will make a presentation to council June 12 at 8:30 a.m.
The town is planning a clean-up at the Bashaw Cemetery in mid-June and contacted local churches for volunteers.
Bashaw Happy Gang received Town of Bashaw support for its grant application to replace their flooring at the centre.
“They needed a letter of support from council stating that their lease is extended beyond 2021,” said CAO Fuller.
During its regular meeting June 1, council approved the group’s request.

Lisa Joy
ECA Review reporter

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