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Nipigon set to reopen public pool

Despite setbacks in May, township staff worked with regional partners to meet requirements needed to open the pool for the summer.

NIPIGON — Dive in, folks.

The township of Nipigon has announced the Nipigon Public Pool will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning on Monday.

Mayor Suzanne Kukko told CFNO’s Al Cresswell that the township is happy to make the announcement.

“A schedule and fees will be posted as soon as possible,” she said.

It was just at the end of May when township officials initially made the tough decision to close the pool for the summer due to a lack of lifeguard applications.

The move was seen as a blow to recreation in the region – particularly with Marathon’s Port Hole Pool also being closed.

The only options left for residents along the north shore were public pools located in Thunder Bay.

Speaking to Dougall Media at the time, Kukko said recruitment and identifying ways to improve the recruitment process would be a major “priority” for staff in order to open for next summer.

Now, with the appropriate number of staff in place, the Nipigon Public Pool can be enjoyed by all.

In a letter posted to its Facebook account, the township thanked Culture and Recreation Manager Kristin Dutil, attendants who prepared the pool for health inspection, and the Red Rock Indian Band for assistance in securing pool staff.

“We would also like to recognize the young individuals who have committed to lifeguarding for us this summer. Without them, our pool would not be opening. Congratulations to those who were just recently certified on June 30,” the letter said.

Those who are interested in becoming a lifeguard for the 2025 season are encouraged to reach out to Dutil for details at  

Austin Campbell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

About the Author: Austin Campbell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Austin Campbell is a local journal initiative reporter covering stories in the Superior North region.
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