NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. — After two years, work to replace B.C.’s Argyle Secondary in North Vancouver with a seismically safe building has wrapped up and students are now in the new $61 million facility.
“Every student deserves the best learning experience possible in a school that is seismically safe and will help them thrive in their education,” said Jennifer Whiteside, minister of education, in a press release. “I’m very excited for the students of North Vancouver who now have a positive, engaging and inspiring place to learn. Our government will continue to make critical investments to build new and improved schools so even more students have that opportunity.”
The school replacement was funded by the province through the Seismic Mitigation Program, including a $11.6-million contribution from the North Vancouver School District.
The old school will be demolished by the North Vancouver School District and replaced by a new turf field funded by the District of North Vancouver.