RecPlex back in public hands where it belongs

    CRANBROOK, BC, March 2 /CNW/ - The RecPlex will soon be back in public
hands and that's exactly where it belongs, CUPE BC says.
    A termination agreement between the City and Keen Rose will see the
public private partnership (P3) recreation facility returned to the City on
March 7, 2007.
    "This is good news for the people of Cranbrook and a feather in the cap
of Mayor Ross Priest and city staff," CUPE BC secretary-treasurer Mark Hancock
    "It also sends a signal to other municipalities to stay clear of
privatization deals," Hancock added. "They can and do go bad and taxpayers
pick up the tab."
    "Recreation facilities are a source of civic pride and healthy community
living," Hancock said. "Keeping them public is the best way to ensure good
service. The RecPlex now will be operated publicly, as it should be."

For further information:

For further information: Mark Hancock, CUPE BC secretary-treasurer,
(604) 340-6787

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