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Monday, December 2, 2013

VIDEO: South End Church Demolished

A disused church in the South End was demolished today to make way for a new shelter for at-risk and homeless youth.

The St. James Anglican Church on Broad Street had been empty for seven years before the Anglican Diocese donated the site to Safe Harbour Transitional Youth Services.

The church was over 140 years old, but wasn't in good enough condition to be saved.

Community Development Coordinator Jenny O'Connell tells CHSJ News it's a much-needed project.

The youth shelter will be the first of its kind in New Brunswick and is expected to be operational by next summer. 

Check out a video of the tail end of the demolition here.