MONCTON – Some Moncton residents are concerned about what the future holds for the Moncton High School building.
The school’s been a part of the city for over 80 years and generations have passed through the building. But that legacy ends this school year. Air quality complaints prompted the province to build a new school on the city’s outskirts.
Residents want to see the building protected and while the provincial government has issued two requests for proposals, they’ve both failed.
Now the province is selling the building for $1-million.
“I certainly hope the provincial government will have appropriate protection in there to see the heritage and character of that building is preserved,” said Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc.
Despite concerns, the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure says they aren’t about to sell the building to just anyone.
“It’s for sale but there are a series of conditions that must be respected in terms of the heritage and the history of this structure,” Claude Williams said.
He wouldn’t go into details about the conditions, only that the buyer would have to meet those conditions before the sale would be finalized.