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BIBLE HILL – Millimetre by slow millimetre, all the while billowing like a sail in the wind, the huge roof tarp edged up over the skeletal-like tube rafters.

At long last, after being partly exposed to the weather since last October, the Agridome was finally being recovered.

"Sure nice to see a roof coming over that building," Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission board member Bruce Kennedy said, as he watched the plastic covering being methodically pulled over the peak of the roof on Friday.

"It's extremely important because it's the main building that gets rented for activity for eight, nine months of the year."

The roof of the Agridome is made of a DuraWeave fabric cover and during high winds in early October, a section measuring approximately 20,000 sq. ft. was destroyed.

Replacement material was donated by the Intertape Polymer Group in the Truro Business Park and it was then sent to a company in Saskatchewan called Norseman Structures to be fabricated to size.

The new roof was initially scheduled to be installed in December but complications arose when the company hired to do the job was unable to make the fabric work.

With rental season fast approaching, however, Kennedy said Norseman Structures was contacted again and they arranged for a second company called Integrated Fabric Services to come and do the installation.

"These guys are apparently very familiar with this kind of work," he said.

"It's a shame that it was exposed to the elements," Kennedy added, because of some damage that resulted to a large overhead door and some interior lighting due to part of the facility being open throughout the winter.

With the roof now repaired, however, Kennedy said officials are looking forward to once again being able to host the many events held at the Agridome.

"We can take a breath of fresh air because there's a lot of events that's scheduled to be rented for this particular building."

hsullivan@trurodaily.com

 

At long last, after being partly exposed to the weather since last October, the Agridome was finally being recovered.

"Sure nice to see a roof coming over that building," Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission board member Bruce Kennedy said, as he watched the plastic covering being methodically pulled over the peak of the roof on Friday.

"It's extremely important because it's the main building that gets rented for activity for eight, nine months of the year."

The roof of the Agridome is made of a DuraWeave fabric cover and during high winds in early October, a section measuring approximately 20,000 sq. ft. was destroyed.

Replacement material was donated by the Intertape Polymer Group in the Truro Business Park and it was then sent to a company in Saskatchewan called Norseman Structures to be fabricated to size.

The new roof was initially scheduled to be installed in December but complications arose when the company hired to do the job was unable to make the fabric work.

With rental season fast approaching, however, Kennedy said Norseman Structures was contacted again and they arranged for a second company called Integrated Fabric Services to come and do the installation.

"These guys are apparently very familiar with this kind of work," he said.

"It's a shame that it was exposed to the elements," Kennedy added, because of some damage that resulted to a large overhead door and some interior lighting due to part of the facility being open throughout the winter.

With the roof now repaired, however, Kennedy said officials are looking forward to once again being able to host the many events held at the Agridome.

"We can take a breath of fresh air because there's a lot of events that's scheduled to be rented for this particular building."

hsullivan@trurodaily.com

 

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