The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) has purchased the Frost Centre.

OPSEU/SEFPO announced the purchase Jan. 8 and it was also confirmed by Algonquin Highlands Mayor Carol Moffatt on her Facebook page.

In a press release, OPSEU said it would be used as a training centre.

The union represents 170,000 front-line public sector workers.

In the press release, president Warren (Smokey) Thomas said, “this property will serve OPSEU/SEFPOs hardworking members so that they can continue to support our province, its people and its economy.”

Moffatt said on her page that she’d spoken to Thomas and, “The revitalization of the historic property as an educational facility will provide many employment opportunities across a range of fields.

“President Thomas and I spoke of the many opportunities for collaboration and partnership between the facility and the community at large; and I look forward to helping broker some local connections.”

See more in the Jan. 14 Highlander.

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