DSBN not concerned new high school will be close to grow operation in Beamsville

We now know where the new "mega" high school is going in West Niagara.

The District School Board of Niagara announcing today that trustees have approved the purchase of 20 acres of land at Durham Road on King Street in Beamsville.

The exact address will be 4670 Durham Road and it will front onto King.

The property is near the border of Grimsby and Lincoln, down the road from to the new YMCA, and near the new roundabout on Highway 8.

The Ontario government has committed $41 million dollars for the yet-to-be-named building which is replacing high schools in Grimsby, Beamsville and Smithville.

DSBN Trustee for Grimsby/Lincoln Cheryl Keddy-Scott tells CKTB this is wonderful news and the school will be able to accommodate 1500 students with 60 classrooms.

We asked her if it was a concern that the school will be close, a 7 minute walk or 550 metres to a cannabis grow operation on the QEW corridor in Beamsville.

Up Cannabis has acquired Westbrook Greenhouses and will grow marijuana on the 16 acres of land.

Keddy-Scott says times are changing with the upcoming legalization of marijuana and they aren't concerned since the government has various protocols in place.

 

The school is slated to open in September of 2020.

The board is expected to ratify the decision at the January 23rd board meeting.

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