The Future of the Facilities
The negative impact of the closures can be to a great extent offset if the radar station facilities are properly used after the closures. Each site has been offered by the federal government through Public Works Canada (PWC) to the other federal departments, to the provincial governments, and if there is no reversion clause, to municipalities and regional governments and finally to the private sector via public tender. Local communities have been formed at each location to help in search for a suitable alternative use of the facilities. Although matters tend to change rather often, the latest developments as of the beginning of March were as follows:
Over the last year several projects have been proposed and then dropped. Amongst them were a recreational facility, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center and an ethnic group center. However, the Sagehill Rural Development Corporation finally acquired the whole complex to act as a real estate developer. Using the existing shops, they want to turn some of the buildings into a multiuse technical training facility. They also want to buy time in the hope that users can be found to use part or all of the available facilities. For example, they may rent some space to the Briercrest Bible College people who also put a bid to acquire the station facilities.
This article was obtained from the National Archives of Canada. Unfortunately, there is no way of identifying the source since we were only provided with the appropriate detail pertaining to this station. The article appears to have been written in the summer of 1988.