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Dionne Quints Home closer to moving

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The Dionne Quints Heritage Board hopes to have the historic building, which still sits at its Highway 11-17 bypass site, at its new home by the waterfront and fully operational by May 2018.    The next phase in the delayed relocation project is hiring a contractor to build a concrete foundation at the waterfront site.  Tendering for this work ends September 11th.  After the concrete is poured it will need to cure for 28 days.  After the curing proicess, the Quints home can move to its new site which is expected to take place during the first week of November.  The new location is west of the Oak Street public parking site and lies between the Heritage Museum and expanded Marina Point.

The Quints Heritage Board is still negotiating an operational agreement with City Hall.  Once agreed to, the agreement will give the heritage board the management and conservation rights to the Dionne Home and its complete collection of artifacts.  What’s next for the board is to create a detailed permanent inventory and record of each Dionne artifact.  Board members have seen some of the artifacts which City Hall is currently storing in a climate-controlled facility.  The goal of the Dionne Quints Heritage Board is to ensure future generations have access to the home and its artifacts to both educate the public about a significant part of North Bay’s history and to also be enjoyed.

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