SAINT JOHN, N.B. -After numerous tests, there’s still no word on the cause of high carbon monoxide levels found at the Gorman Arena Sunday afternoon.
An attendant detected the higher-than-normal levels of the dangerous gas after a man called and complained of flu-like symptoms after using the ice the night before.
Michael Hugenholtz, the Deputy Commissioner of Transportation & Environment Services, says after the high levels were discovered the arena was evacuated. “There were no health issues reported to us at that time. In fact of everyone evacuated from the building, no one had any health concerns.”
Hugenholtz adds it’s not protocol to call emergency services in these situations.
Fire and emergency officials are now part of the ongoing investigation.