Sale of SD#8 Properties

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake)
Press Release
April 4, 2018

Long Range Facilities Plan – Sale of Properties

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In its efforts to advance the 2016-2024 Long Range Facilities Plan, the Board will be disposing of the following property, subject to the Minister of Education’s approval, and the Board’s authority:

  • School Board Office, Nelson BC
  • Former AI Collinson Elementary School, Nelson BC
  • Former Gordon Sargent Elementary School, Nelson BC
  • Kin Park, Creston BC
  • Tennis Courts and Pool Land, Salmo BC
  • Old Maintenance Yard, Crawford Bay BC
  • Yahk Elementary School, Yahk BC
  • Yahk Land, Yahk BC
  • Ymir Land, Ymir BC
  • Retallack Land, Retallack BC

The Board recognizes the important partnerships and complexities some of the properties above entail. Therefore, the method of disposal for each property may vary as instructed by the Board and have yet to be determined.

“One of the overarching principles of the facilities plan is to decrease the cost of ownership of the Board’s assets”, says Chair Trenaman. “By divesting the Board of properties not housing SD8’s programs and students, the Board can better allocate resources to classrooms and programming, and reduce deferred maintenance costs over the long term.” Once the Board has determined how it will dispose of each property, those methods will be communicated.

In the meantime, all inquiries and tours need to be authorized and arranged through the Secretary-Treasurer.

For further information, please contact Secretary-Treasurer Kim Morris at 250-352-6681 or or visit

Lenora Trenaman
Chair, Board of Education
School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake)

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