East Lambton Community Centre opening pushed back again

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In October, a welder worked on the roof of the new community centre which will be attached to the Watford Arena. A shortage in some skilled trades is slowing progress of the building down.

The new East Lambton Community Centre won’t be ready for use until the fall.

That comes from Warwick Administrator Amanda Gubbels who says the main problem is with labour shortages in the building trades.

“Unfortunately, the trades that are impacted are the trades that need to kind of go first before other work can be done,” she says.

The arena portion of the $11.5 million project is substantially complete, however the community centre and gym, which were scheduled to first open in the spring, and then the summer, will now be ready, Gubbels says, in the fall without “unforeseen circumstances or shutdowns.”