Veiner Centre hot topic at council

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Medicine Hat City Council is taking a step back on moving local arts groups into the Veiner Centre. By an almost unanimous vote, council decided to pause on moving forward with plans to build a new senior’s centre, but they have not rescinded the motion. Councillor Julie Friesen said there is a noticeable upswing and interest in seniors using the Veiner Centre building once more, in part due to the comfort of flood mitigation measures. Councillor Robert Dumanowski says he believes seniors are feeling if it is not the Veiner Centre, another facility will not be built. Dumanowski warned that the cost of expanding the Veiner Centre, because the basement is no longer usable, will not make it financially practical. The next Public Services Committee meeting is expected to discuss the options for a seniors centre next Monday.