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Funeral commemorates Isabel Warren

A funeral to celebrate the life of Bishop Macdonell high school student Isabel Warren will be held Friday at a church where she attended a youth group.

The service starts at 11 a. m. June 26 at Compass Point Bible Church, located at 1500 Kerns Rd. in Burlington.

It follows a private family service for the teen.

The Grade 9 student, who was almost 15, died in the early afternoon last Tuesday when a partial wall inside a public washroom at a park behind her high school collapsed.

Meanwhile, the city has taken steps to make the sports fields operational again at the Larry Pearson Baseball Complex, which is in the park.

The baseball lights weren’t operating last week, as the control panel for the lights is in the washroom building that was closed after the tragic accident.

The provincial Ministry of Labour is still in charge of the washroom building site, but arrangements have been made for a security service to turn the lights on and off.

So the lights are back in operation for evening baseball, a city spokesperson said Monday.

As well, the city has brought in portable toilets while the washroom at the Larry Pearson Baseball Complex is closed, said Tara Sprigg, the city’s corporate communications manager.

In light of the tragedy in the south end community park, the city inspected a number of city-owned washrooms last week.

As a precaution, it temporarily closed the washroom facilities in St. George’s Park, 40 Metcalfe St., and in Hanlon Creek Park, 505 Kortright Rd. W., on June 17. These two washrooms have design features similar to those in Larry Pearson Baseball Complex, a city hall news release said Thursday.

The city also quickly hired an independent structural engineer, who on Friday started examining all washroom facilities in the city.

The washroom at Larry Pearson Baseball Complex will remain closed until a structural review is conducted, the release said.

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