Winnipeg is getting new colleges

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government says the construction of two new schools will serve a growing student population in southwest Winnipeg.

At a groundbreaking ceremony this morning, Education Secretary Cliff Cullen said elementary and high schools will provide safe learning spaces for the growing Bison Run neighborhood in Waverley West, close to their homes. Construction of the elementary school began in August, while construction of the high school will begin this month. The Pembina Trails School Division says it is partnering with the province on the 21-acre campus with an initial investment of $ 67.8 million from the government.

“The excitement and anticipation for the two new schools in Bison Run has been growing for some time,” says Kathleen McMillan, CEO of Pembina Trails. “This official groundbreaking is a real celebration for us.” Elementary school will start with a capacity of 800 students, noted Cullen, while the high school will have a capacity of 1,200 students. Both schools have modern, LEED-certified construction methods for energy efficiency and health aspects.

Cullen says he is expecting the two-story, 81,400-sq.-ft. Elementary School, due to be completed in December 2022, while the three-story, 116,950-square-foot. The grammar school should be ready for occupancy in June 2023.

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