Port Edward elementary referendum passes

The District of Port Edward will be able to borrow up to $2 million to construct a new school attached to the current municipal building after voters in that community passed a referendum on the matter.

The District of Port Edward will be able to borrow up to $2 million to construct a new school attached to the current municipal building after voters in that community passed a referendum on the matter.

A total of 204 Port Edward residents cast their votes, and the final tally was 175 in favour of allowing the municipality to borrow the money and 29 opposed.

Council will meet on Monday night, as opposed to the regular Tuesday time, with the bylaw as part of the agenda, and will discuss the referendum with the school district during their monthly meeting on Tuesday.

Look for more on this story in Wednesday’s issue of the Prince Rupert Northern View.