NORTH VANCOUVER – The Province has committed funding to seismically upgrade Argyle Secondary, in the North Vancouver School District 44, as part of the ongoing Seismic Mitigation Program.
“I remember from my tenure on the North Vancouver Board of Education that Argyle Secondary was at the top of the list for an upgrade. So, I am pleased that this project is going ahead. I am sure the students, parents and staff are looking forward to it!”
– North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite
- This project is part of a revised list of 152 high-priority schools to be addressed under the School Seismic Mitigation Program at an estimated total cost of $1.3 billion.
- Since 2001, government has spent more than $790 million on school seismic upgrades in 37 B.C. school districts.
- With this next step in the Seismic Mitigation Program there are now 30 supported projects working towards formal project agreements and 137 projects that have been completed, are under construction or are proceeding to construction.
- Since 2001, the Province has invested more than $87.7 million to complete 16 capital and seismic projects in the North Vancouver School District. Government has also invested $195,000 for 13 full day kindergarten classroom conversions.
Ministry of Education, Seismic Mitigation Program: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/capitalplanning/seismic/