Smithers Residents To Get Update On Walnut Park School Replacement Project

John Crawford
11/01/2018

Smithers area residents will get a chance tonight to see how plans for a new Walnut Park Elementary School are progressing.

The conceptual design meeting is being held at the Bulkley Valley School Board Office in Smithers, beginning at 6pm.

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The meeting will include an update on site development and plans -- and a conceptual school design.

In May, Education Minister Rob Fleming visited Smithers, where he announced the half-century old Walnut Park Elementary School would be replaced by a new 28.5-million dollar facility, which would include a neighbourhood learning centre and space for the StrongStart program.

Construction of the new school is expected to start next spring, and be completed in time for classes in September 2020.

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