Spring Into Action

Register for new fitness sessions starting mid-March! 

Register Here

Construction of the new Pine Ridge Elementary School in Winkler is right on schedule.

Garden Valley School Division Secretary-Treasurer, Terry Penner says there is no reason to believe that they will not be able to successfully open the building in September of 2019. terry penner dec2018GVSD Secretary-Treasurer Terry Penner

Penner says a couple of things have contributed to the project being on track to where it needs to be. "Certainly the folks over at W.B.S. Construction in Winkler, they are a key player at the site. They've been able to coordinate the construction very favourably."

At a recent meeting with a number of the tradespeople, meetings which they have regularly, a projected timeline for completion of the project was put out, and all of the major sub-trades committed to the timeline that will allow them to get into the school on time.

Penner adds, from a construction standpoint, crews have had very favourable weather conditions, going back to last spring and summer, and through the fall.

When compared to the most recent school build, Northlands Parkway Collegiate, Penner says, on that project at the same time in early December for a September start-up, the Pine Ridge project is quite a bit further along. "Now this is a smaller project than that was too, but that's good news, and it sort of verifies the fact that we'll be able to get into there in September of 2019."

Huge headway to the exterior of the school has already been made, and Penner says the next goal is to get the roof on, the exterior walls completed, and some vapour barrier and insulation put on as early as possible into the new year so the interior work can take place.

The following is a gallery of photos submitted by the Garden Valley School Division

More Local News

Remembering Prominent Community Builder Greg Ens

A well-known Winkler businessman passed away on the weekend. Greg Ens lost a hard-fought battle with cancer on Saturday. The 48-year-old was former owner and general manager of Southland Honda. Staff…

Latest Flood Forecast Has Red River Exceeding 2009 Levels

The Red River and its tributaries will see substantial flooding this spring, according to the latest provincial flood forecast issued Monday afternoon. With normal or average weather conditions, the…

Six-Patient Dialysis Expansion Coming To Boundary Trails Health Centre

Boundary Trails Health Centre will see a six-patient expansion of dialysis services. The announcement was made Monday by the Provincial Government as part of a $5.2 million Manitoba-wide dialysis…

Emerson-Franklin Emergency Responders Jump Into Action To Save Asylum Seeker

Local emergency responders rescued an asylum seeker near Emerson on the weekend. The woman was attempting to walk across the border into Canada when she became stuck in deep snow early Saturday…

SERC Monitoring Provincial Flood Situation, Ready To Help If Called Upon

The Southern Emergency Response Committee (SERC) is keeping on top of things as the threat of possible spring flooding looms. Emergency Coordinator for SERC, Darin Driedger says for the area they…

Municipality Of Pembina Preparing For Potential Spring Flooding

The Reeve for the Municipality of Pembina says overland flooding is a concern this spring. Glen Shishkoski says public works crews continue to monitor troublesome areas, and like many other areas are…

Voting Day Set For Borderland PC Nomination

Members of the PC Party of Manitoba in the constituency of Borderland will get a chance to vote for the nominee of their choice next month. The party has scheduled the vote to take place at Altona's…

Boyne Regional Library Sets Goal To Tackle Renovations

The Boyne Regional Library has been working hard to gain ground of fundraising for the first phase of their expansion project. Part one is a one storey addition of 1,700 sq. ft., and renovations to…

New PVWC Co-Chairs Eager To Get To Work

There is new leadership at the helm of the Pembina Valley Water Co-op (PVWC) Board of Directors. Don Wiebe, reeve for the Municipality of Rhineland, and R.M. of Dufferin Reeve George Gray are eager…

Spring, A Good Time To Plan House Repairs

This winter saw record setting temperatures and one of the coldest Februarys in recent memory. However, along with the cold, many were also feeling the pain when the heating bill came. With spring…

PembinaValleyOnline.com is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide