Trustees approve seismic upgrade for Pinecrest

The bulk of the work at Phoenix was “substantially” completed two months ago

Campbell River School District’s Board of Trustees approved the use of nearly $2.8 million in dedicated funding to complete seismic upgrades on Pinecrest Elementary School beginning later this summer.

The funds, earmarked by the Ministry of Education for infrastructure projects, represent money left over from School Districtr 72’s last seismic upgrade, at École Phoenix Middle School that came in under budget.

“The Ministry has approved in principal the remaining funds left over from the Phoenix seismic project to be used on Pinecrest,” said Kevin Patrick, SD72 secretary-treasurer.

“I believe some work has been done in the past (at Pinecrest), and these are sections remaining from the work that was done before.”

The bulk of the work at Phoenix was “substantially” completed two months ago, said Jennifer Patrick, SD72 communications director, and fair-weather work to be completed at the school this summer has already been paid for.

The ministry allots seismic upgrade funding throughout the province on a risk-based priority system.

But Campbell River has managed to leapfrog some higher-risk sites thanks to the work of its District staff, Patrick said.

“The readiness of our personnel — the manager of operations and staff — to have these projects ready has actually led to our lower-priority projects being funded before some of the higher-risk projects in the lower maninland,” he said.

“It’s because of the hard work and foresight our staff had to have these projects essentially shovel-ready and for us to have the guts to ask for the money and proceed with the project.”

Patrick said only Cortes Elementary remains on the district’s high-priority list.

Just Posted

City of Campbell River making headway on invasive species treatment

Too many private property owners unresponsive to notifications regarding knotweed, however

VIDEO: Merville wildlife rescuers tell story with new visitor centre

Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society opened visitor centre to support animal work

Campbell River Ravens swept out of PNWLL playoffs

The Campbell River Ravens were swept out of the Jr. B Pacific… Continue reading

Land-based aquaculture proponent gets Haig-Brown Conservation Award

Eric Hobson known for financing and building Kuterra in partnership with ‘Namgis First Nation

La Familia gets Campbell River’s River City Arts Festival swaying to the music

Campbell River Arts Festival was treated to the sounds of Latin music… Continue reading

VIDEO: Missing teens named as suspects in three northern B.C. killings

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are wanted in the deaths of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, unknown man

Horgan hints at Daylight Saving Time changes after record survey response

More than 223,000 online surveys were submitted in the government’s public consultation

Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Overdoses overwhelming in B.C. Interior

Part two: Who’s affected by the current opioid crisis

Kelowna cab driver charged with sexual assault

RCMP received a report May 28 alleging a taxi passenger had been sexually assaulted by a cab driver

Jurors talk about trial of U.S. man convicted in 1987 murders of B.C. couple

Three jurors offer a window into deliberations during the trial

Tubing world record broken on Vancouver Island

But record for length of tubes linked together still has to be confirmed

The Beaverton’s sharp satire thrives in polarized political climate

Canadian TV series’ third season to air Tuesday on CTV after “The Amazing Race Canada”

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

Most Read