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June 6, 2019

Coquitlam school district fires contractor for slow work



As reported in the TriCity News, School District 43 is asking for patience as it deals with construction concerns for a new Neighbourhood Learning Centre at Centennial secondary school.

The project — part of the $61 million Centennial rebuild — has been sitting idle for months while SD43 deals with various issues.

Spokesman Ken Hoff confirmed that the building contractor was terminated in April because the work was slow and a new contractor will be hired to complete the project but details still have to be worked out.

The delay has prompted SD43 to notify the community and sparked a heated Facebookexchange between Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart and a local resident this past winter.

At the time Stewart was responding to complaints that no work was being done on the centre that is supposed to have a new gym, a weight room, classrooms and community space.

After pointing out that the school district, not the city is responsible for the project, Stewart said the Centennial rebuild was extremely complicated and required nine phases over a period of six years.

One of the major considerations was the Trans Mountain Pipeline, built in 1953, that bisects the property diagonally.

The mayor’s explanation about the project’s complexity has since been posted to the SD43 website.

Still, the Centennial school project has been a long one for the district, and it wasn’t until September, 2017 that most of the school’s classes moved over to the new building, two years after it was supposed to open.

Now the district has to deal with a new wrinkle and adding to the complications are legal considerations so the name of the dismissed contractor hasn’t been revealed.

Keep reading in the TriCity News


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