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City concerned about financial impact of loss of community sports

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Director of Community Services Craig Shanks is keeping an eye on the ever-lengthening list of local sporting groups that are suspending or restructuring play for the 2020 summer season and the 2020-2021 winter season.

His department, responsible for public spaces, is already facing a reduction in revenue of $1.7 million because of pandemic-inspired cancellations and things continue to look bleak as soccer, figure skating and hockey struggle with making tough decisions based on player and parent safety.

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Youth sports send out mixed message for summer of 2020

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Youth sports send out mixed message for summer of 2020

Three youth sporting bodies updated their COVID-19 protocols this week and made three very different decisions.

The Victoria-Brock Baseball Association cancelled their 2020 summer season, Ontario Soccer extended its prohibition on play until July 1, and Ontario Rugby has started to make noises about a return to play protocol.

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