I haven't been a supporter of the multi-million dollar curling rink and fitness centre at Schomberg, despite the large grant monies from federal and provincial coffers. I think it's too costly to build, too costly to maintain, is not served by public transportation, and is in the smallest of the township's three villages. However, I've have finally discovered something that I like about it: solar panels! Catherine Purcell, King Township's Director of Parks/Recreation/Culture confirmed to me that the solar panels, pictured above, will be the first operational ones on any King Township facility, ever. On top of that, there is a rainwater collection system that will support sanitation requirements in the building, such as the toilets. Catherine says the building will be state-of-the-art in terms of environmental considerations and features. Well, it's an ill wind that blows no one some good, and seeing how it's almost ready to open anyway, I will rant no more. It's time to move on and start ranting about a new administrative complex with a community centre, indoor swimming pool, and central library in King City.
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