Archives for: October 2017

10/19/17

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B.C. replacing two Vancouver schools to address earthquake concerns

Vancouver - B.C. Premier John Horgan has announced plans to replace two Vancouver schools due to earthquake safety concerns. The province will invest $46.9 million to replace Sir Matthew Begbie Elementary school and Bayview Community Elementary school, both of which are at high risk of collapsing in an earthquake, explains a release. The new schools are scheduled to be ready for students in late 2021.

10/06/17

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Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg is the 2017 Greenest School in Canada

Ottawa, ON – September 27, 2017 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Canada Coalition for Green Schools announced today that Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the winner of the annual CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition. Located in the heart of a new neighbourhood in North Winnipeg, Amber Trails is a 78,000 sq.ft., newly constructed building that acts not just as a school, but as an open and accessible hub within the community. The school received LEED® Platinum certification in 2016, and won the CaGBC’s Excellence in Green Building for New Construction award in May 2017.

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