This is the risk when you contract a big project like this out to private industry. A lot of the oversight just gets overlooked. Also, Frontenacs owner Doug Springer talks a big game about this new building improving the team's chances of being competitive, but it seems like he didn't try to exert much influence in attending to the team's needs. How is that it seems like the primary tenant had no say in the construction of their dressing room?
"The central dressing area is covered in carpeting and rubber-like matting, to protect the skates of players.
"The adjoining bathroom, featuring a spacious shower for six and multiple sinks, is covered in greenish tile.It's curious how it's Stilwell and poor GM-for-life Larry Mavety were there to discover the sad news for the Frontenacs.
"Jeff Stilwell, marketing manager for the hockey team, pointed to the tile floor.
" 'How are they going to walk to the bathroom with their skates on?' he wondered.
"Some expletives flew."
-- Kingston Whig-Standard
It wouldn't be the first time a building was opened before some of the finish work was completed. The real burn is that those nattering nabobs of NIMBYism who are just to the left of Ralph Nader end up feeling vindicated, even though their argument was coming straight out of Negativetown. Sweet fancy Moses, does big business always have to make it so easy for those guys?
Will facility open on time?; With just days to go, workers scramble to bring building up to code (Rob Tripp and Jordan Press, Kingston Whig-Standard)