City conserves 98 percent of materials from old YMCA

About one year ago the former YMCA on Stafford Drive was demolished. The 60 year old building still lives in areas of our community today, as 98 percent of the materials have been reused, and didn’t go to the landfill.

The city’s facilities department has been working to conserve at this scale since 2006, and facility services property managers say that this work is a good example of sustainable practices in Lethbridge.

“Lethbridge is kind of championing this on a municipal basis — pretty much throughout western Canada, we’re probably one of the leaders in it,” says  Dean Romeril, Property Manager in Facility Services. “We set the goal (for) this one at 90 percent”.

There are no other buildings in the city that require demolition, but the same process will be used when the time comes. 

Ainsley O'Riley

Ainsley O'Riley

Originally from Ontario, Ainsley started her broadcasting career at the age of sixteen with Rogers TV. She is a graduate of the College of Sports Media in Toronto and has previously worked with TSN on The Jay and Dan show, and Canada Laughs on Sirius XM. She has also worked for the Canadian Football League. She is looking forward to connecting with the community.

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