Alberton Arts and Heritage Centre’s floor deemed safe

Eric McCarthy
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ALBERTON – The Alberton Arts and Heritage Centre is back in business.
Patrons attending a book launch at the center Thursday night were asked to use an alternate exit after the floor inside the main entrance suddenly settled.

The centre’s caretaker, Alan Curtis, believed a floor joist had given way.

In the light of day Friday, however, it was discovered that a jack post under one of the beams had failed. Curtis said the wet basement had caused the jack post to rust and it collapsed Thursday night, causing the settling sensation in the centre.

That post and two others were replaced Friday, thus allowing the centre to reopen for regular functions.

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