Whistle Bend School $6.3 Million Over Budget

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WHITEHORSE - Today, the Liberal government awarded a $42.8 million design-build contract for the delayed Whistle Bend Elementary School.

The price of this contract is $6.3 million over what the government budgeted. On March 8, 2021, the former Minister of Highways and Public Works stated that the Liberals had only budgeted $36.5 million for the project.

According to the Government of Yukon website the bid selected was the highest of four bids and was $6 million higher than the lowest price submitted.

Department of Education officials confirmed earlier this year that there have been project delays due to additional time needed for design work and review processes.

This means another capital project managed by the Yukon Liberal Government is coming in late and over-budget.



The list of bids can be found here on the Bids and Tenders website.



Tim Kucharuk
Press Secretary
(867) 393-7026