FTLComm - Tisdale - June 27, 2000
Monday this local contractor's backhoe began the task of taking out the foundations of the former TUCs building. Though no disaster took place the site remains looking like the site of a disaster of some sort.

It appeared that working with this machine on this scale of project was going be tough going the operator put an hour or so into the project than left, leaving the machine sitting in the ruins.

I mentioned the work to the Mayor who responded as though it were some formal interview with , "I have no comment on that at this time."

With the Mayor and council so concerned about making Tisdale a fine community in which to live there is no doubt that this eye sore is a matter of discomfort to them all. The school division took the chance on a contractor who under bid all competition so considerably that choosing him was completely obvious. However, the job of tearing down the building and cleaning up the site would actually cost the contractor about three times what he placed as a bid. This meant he did his best to get rid of the building and it was actually being hauled to the dump during the last week of December 99 but there was no way he could afford to clean up the remains of the site. It is not known if there is tension between the town and the school division but both government bodies are less than pleased at the outcome.

Remember that old rule about bargains, "if it seems to good to be true, it probably isn't."