North Shore residents rally to save McDonald Park Pool

By Jill Sperling
April 10, 2016 - 8:34am Updated: April 12, 2016 - 12:35pm

KAMLOOPS — The fight is far from over for those trying to keep the McDonald Park Pool open. 

North Shore residents are not happy with city council's decision to close their pool and replace it with a wading pool and spray park. 

A rally was held Saturday to save the pool.

Madison Northcott was one of the voices calling for the pool to remain open.

"We're trying to keep our pool open because it has so many good memories and honestly, we all think it's unfair the other two pools can stay open but ours can't," Northcott said. 

City council had decided to keep both the Westsyde and Brocklehurst pools open. 

Northcott added a wading pool is "not as good as an actual swimming pool."

Michelle Piluk lives in the neighbourhood and said they'll try to raise the money they need for pool repairs. 

"We're going to start funding on the internet like everybody else does to save something," Piluk said. 

"Lots of families in the area are younger and everybody seems to be having babies and grand-babies," she said. "I don't think it's fair that they're going to take our pool away."

Some people said they wouldn't allow equipment in to dig up the pool. 

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