Gatineau shuts area after discovery of excessive ammonia ranges


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The Gatineau Olympiques coaching camp hit one other pace bump Thursday as their momentary house on the Baribeau Area was shut till additional discover by town after staff detected excessive ranges of ammonia within the area’s ductwork.

A leak within the evaporation techniques is believed to be the trigger.

The town instantly cancelled all programming, together with the junior hockey crew’s coaching operations.

“Extra particulars shall be recognized as soon as the analysis of the scenario has been accomplished,” town mentioned in a launch.

The town mentioned it was working with the Olympiques and different customers to “discover options to restrict the affect of this closure.”

The Olympiques have been coaching on the Baribeau area after their long-time house, the Robert-Guertin Area was taken over to accommodate homeless folks throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

And their future house, a brand new trendy, multi-purpose area has been delayed. Whereas the undertaking is greater than midway accomplished, development has been stopped for the reason that pandemic started, as a result of price overruns. Negotiations between the municipal and Quebec governments are ongoing.