Halifax Curling Club evaluates damage caused by roof collapse

A view of the damage inside the Halifax Curling Club after roof collapsed due to heavy snow fall. Jeff Brown

HALIFAX- The Halifax Curling Club is continuing to evaluate the damage after their roof collapsed from the weight of heavy snowfall Sunday.

The building located at 948 South Bland Street was vacant at the time of the collapse and no one was injured. Police arrived on scene after a neighbour made a call to 911 when they heard the roof collapse and saw parts of the rubble floating around the neighbourhood.

Halifax fire crews continue to investigate the extent of the damage Tuesday, which include the roof collapse, extensive flooding and water damage.

“The structure remains unstable, accordingly, please do not come down to the club. While we appreciate your concerns and desire to help, we cannot risk having anyone near the premises. 24/7 security is in place until the building can be properly secured,” said the Halifax Curling Club in a statement.

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Halifax Curling Club past president Jane said that although the damage has been devastating to the club, they have received an outpouring of support for the Halifax curling community.

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“We have had a wonderful response from the other four clubs in metro,” she said.

“We will be working with our membership to make sure we get those who wish to continue to curl on ice.”

Everist said that insurance adjusters and structural engineers are on scene, but that it is too soon to tell what the timeline looks like to get the damage fixed and the club back into business.

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