Education Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee stands during question period in Whitehorse on Nov. 27. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon government starts looking for someone to build new French high school

Request for proposals closes Sept. 25

The Yukon government has issued the request for proposals looking for someone to build the new French high school and community centre.

Construction in Riverdale is expected to be mostly completed by mid-September 2020, according to the documents.

The $27.5-million project has been in the works for years. Conceptual design plans are included as part of the request for proposals. The government is also leaving itself some room for negotiations.

According to the paperwork, once the proposals are submitted, the government has the option to contact the top three choices to negotiate.

Negotiations could be about design, operations and maintenance costs, price or schedule, among other things.

The document notes that other construction projects will be taking place in the area between 2018 and 2020. That includes upgrades to the F.H. Collins track and field, an F.H. Collins weight room, outdoor learning space, a Lewes Boulevard bus drop off area, a footpath and various parking lots.

Education minister Tracy-Anne McPhee defended the size of the school earlier this year. The school is being designed for 150 students based on a forecast done by a government consultant. A functional plan completed in 2016 recommend it have room for a minimum of 200.

The request for proposals to build the new school closes Sept. 25.

Contact Ashley Joannou at ashleyj@yukon-news.com

Just Posted

Yukon government asks court to put Wolverine mine into receivership

The Yukon government filed a petition against Yukon Zinc Corporation July 17.

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World

‘Be sure of yourself and love yourself’: Lido Pimienta on navigating the music industry

Pimienta will be taking the stage at this year’s Dawson City Music Festival

Whitehorse council prepares to zone the last phase of Whistle Bend

Whistle Bend Phase 7 lots are expected to be available in 2023

Couple found dead along northern B.C. highway in double homicide

Woman from the U.S. and man from Australia found dead near Liard Hot Springs

Good weather and a three-peat highlight another year of Dustball

“It wasn’t bright sunshine, but it wasn’t raining, so it was great that way.”

This week at Whitehorse City Hall

Some of the key moves made at the July 15 council meeting

Revelling in the revving of engines: Klondike Cruisers host autocross event

July 7 at the Takhini arena, automobile enthusiasts from around the Yukon… Continue reading

Yukonomist: Riverdale time capsule

There was a newspaper from 1980 hidden in the wall

Most Read