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Saturday , 19 June 2021

NLPS still waiting for green light on construction dates at BCHS

Northern Lights public school board still isn’t sure when modernization BCHS may begin.

Communicators for NLPS Nicole Garner said it’s still a wait and see situation for the school and the board.

“The bottom line for it is not even though it’s going to be our school is not really our project. So we’re a little bit at the mercy of the province,” said Garner.

The final drawings and tender has not been put out either, said Garner, which puts the official construction start of August behind schedule to September or even later.

“So it’s hard for us to commit and announce that we’re doing something.

When the school board does know, they may have to make arrangements for students to work off-campus at the Centennial Centre.

“We’d like to get it out, because the parents know that they can plan for that when they’re making plans for their kids,” she said.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.