Bannerman Park pool upgrade gets federal funds

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Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue announces the federal government will contribute funds towards a new pool house for Bannerman Park in St. John's as Mayor Dennis O'Keefe looks on. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue was in St. John's today to announce the federal government will contribute funds towards a new pool house for Bannerman Park.

The federal government will provide $496,000 for work to renovate and expand the pool house, which will get a new filtration system and have fully accessible washrooms and change rooms.

The City of St. John's is set to invest just over $1 million in the project, in partnership with the Bannerman Park Foundation.

Penashue was joined by Mayor Dennis O'Keefe for the announcement.

For more on this story, read Friday's full edition of The Telegram.

Geographic location: St. John's

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