Complaints about another historic building in Grand Bank

Paul Herridge
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Grand Bank Town Council has received some complaints about the condition of the Forward and Tibbo shed on the waterfront.

A letter has been drafted and sent to the owner of the building advising of the concerns.

The main Forward and Tibbo building on Water Street had to be demolished earlier this year after the structure became a public safety concern.

Councillor Travis Parsons, chair of council’s Heritage and Tourism Committee and also its representative for the Grand Bank Heritage Society, said it would be sad to see another structure have to be torn down but noted public safety has to come first. 

“I’d be the first one to say I’m the biggest champion when it comes to heritage properties but not at the risk of anybody’s safety,” he said.

Coun. Parson noted he has struck a new sub-committee that will look at funding opportunities to help restore historic buildings in the town.

“Basically, the committee is going to be referred to as the Heritage Preservation Committee.”

Coun. Parsons said the best course of action now is to learn from the past.

He noted there are more historic buildings in the town that will likely have to go but suggested others can still be saved if action is taken now. 

Organizations: Heritage and Tourism Committee, Grand Bank Heritage Society, Heritage Preservation Committee

Geographic location: Grand Bank, Water Street

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  • Dave
    April 15, 2014 - 06:37

    Wow Travis, That's certainly an about face for you. A few years ago you went on an on about the loss of the old LOL Building and the loss of our heritage. I guess being on council has changed your mind about things.