Possible Delay for West Haven School

Pipestone Flyer

A recent announcement made by the Government has potentially delayed 19 schools in Alberta including Leduc’s newest school, West Haven Public School (WHPS).

In a recent news release the Alberta Government stated, “Albertans will save at least $14 million with the Alberta government taking responsibility for 19 new schools that were expected to be built using a public-private partnership (P3).”

The only school in the Black Gold Regional School (BGRS) affected is WHPS. The school was scheduled to be ready for the 2016-2017 school year and now it appears there may be a delay.

The Government determined that to deliver the 19 schools using the P3 method would cost almost $571 million. However, it has been determined that using traditional procurement methods will cost just under $557 million.

The target date for the delivery of the schools has been set back to 2017, however the government has expressed that they will work with school boards to build them sooner if possible.

The BGRS board has been working on the project for the last 6-8 months and they are hoping to work with the government to have WHPS up and running by the previously projected date of 2016.

“We have been working with the City of Leduc. We have excellent co-operation and collaboration and we plan on moving forward with the government as to which style we will be working with to ensure the school is built”, says Norman Yanitski, BGRS Superintendent. “We are confident and positive that we will be able to move forward and work with the government to ensure that this school gets built for the community of Leduc,” he adds.

At this time there is no confirmation if WHPS will be completed prior to 2017; BGRS intends to meet with the government at their earliest convenience to find out more information.

Just Posted

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate indecent act at By The Lake Park

Complaint said man exposed himself in Wetaskiwin

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate attempted armed robbery

Police seek information about alleged attack and identify suspect

Liquor store robbed in Wetaskiwin

Two suspects robbed Gentleman’s, assaulted staff member

2019 City of Wetaskiwin by-election will be held Sept. 11

Proof of identification needed to vote for two vacant council positions

Leduc RCMP arrest Leduc male for trafficking heroin

Warren Frederick Young, 43, also facing four counts of breaching a recognizance

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

$900M settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in Canadian military

After facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018

Chiefs honour Indigenous leader wrongfully hanged in B.C. 154 years ago today

Chief Joe Alphonse says they want his remains returned to his homeland in B.C.’s Cariboo region

Scrapie, a disease related to mad cow, found in two flocks of sheep in Alberta

Health Canada says there is no known link between scrapie and human health

Alberta oil and gas producer cleanup cost estimates set too low, says coalition

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. facing the largest bill at $11.9 billion to clean up 73,000 wells

Scheer on Trump: It’s ‘offensive’ to question the family background of critics

Trump is being called a racist for saying that the four congresswomen should go back where they came from

Instagram expands Canadian pilot removing ‘like’ counts to more countries

Social media giant plans to roll out the test in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Ireland

Natural gas producers demand government action in open letter to Kenney

The letter warns that the viability of the natural gas sector is in jeopardy

Remains of missing Edmonton woman discovered outside of North Battleford: RCMP

The 25-year-old Edmonton woman was reported missing on May 12

Most Read