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  • Grad Student
    April 14, 2013 - 18:25

    This isn't journalism. How about looking into why they couldn't have made more space in the new residence already under construction, if $26 million in new expenditures is wise in times of "austerity", that it is rather far to conveniently walk to MUN. Why not ask for a copy of the report and post a link to it for your readers? In any case, there will likely be some asbestos abatement and some old tanks will probably be dug up. These are minor distractions.

  • It is a pile of junk
    April 14, 2013 - 18:03

    I was in that building during the hurricane when the roof membrane blew off. Power was out, there were no emergency lights, door hinges were missing, things were bolted together with stove bolts and other junk you get at Canadian Tire. This is clearly a building with a huge about of deferred maintenance. It will have to be completely gutted. Not surprised to hear that the renovation budget is already twice the purchase cost. The only thing going for it is the view -- something grad students couldn't care less about. It would be far better to be near the campus where the attend courses and meet with professors. I believe the purchase also deprives the City of Tax Revenue - something that if true, should be changed.

  • bill
    April 13, 2013 - 23:08

    ..so they paid 6 milion for the place ..and the govt. gave them 16 million of my tax payer dollars to fix it up? ....want to bet they only pay 10 million to fix it !... ....Do you think I can get a free room for one night around newyears eve for all those tax dollars that were donated by my ever loving govt. on my behalf..? .

  • Anonymous Coward
    April 13, 2013 - 16:52

    He's probably thunderstruck that someone actually paid attention to him.