ALM gym to re-open soon

  • Dec. 12, 2012 4:00 p.m.

The gym at A.L. Mathers school in Sandspit remains closed but should be open within the next few days, school district superintendent Angus Wilson said earlier this week. The school has already switched the location of its Christmas concert to the community hall rather than the gym just in case the work isn’t finished on time, Mr. Wilson said. The gym has been closed since September, after a contractor accidentally cut into drywall that contained a small amount of asbestos in the mudding compound. Asbestos is no longer used in construction, but is present in many older buildings. It is hazardous when released into the air.