Victoria High School reopens after 4-year renovation, seismic upgrades

On Friday, for the first time in almost four years, students once again filled the halls of Victoria High School.

β€œIt’s our orientation day so we’re mostly just touring the school,” said Briar Gotro, a Grade 12 student at Victoria High School.

The renovation added capacity for 200 more students up from 800. It was budgeted for $80 million and students were supposed to return in February.

The school has been seismically upgraded and comes with a new neighborhood learning center and a turf playing field.

“There’s still a lot of history in it,” said Yoshiko Oike, Grade 12 student

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Minneapolis American Indian Center ushers in new era after massive renovation

MINNEAPOLIS β€” Soulful pride bellowed along Franklin Avenue where a beacon for the indigenous community was reborn. A parade ushered in a new era at the Minneapolis American Indian Center.

It hosted a reopening celebration to commemorate the massive renovation project over the past few years. Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan got a preview of the facility last week and was thrilled to welcome visitors Wednesday.

“This is an investment that will matter for generation after generation after generation,” she said before thanking the center’s executive director, Mary LaGarde, for her dedication to the project. “We are here for this ribbon

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Concerns about rent increases after Montreal tenants sign renovation agreement

For 29 years, Muguette Payette has lived at her studio apartment in downtown Montreal. She never thought she would have to leave.

“If I don’t have an apartment, a decent apartment, what am I going to do? I’m going to be outside on the street,” Payette told CTV News.

Recently, a new landlord purchased her building and the adjacent one on Fort Street. Shortly after, Payette says she met with two employees from the company that owns the building, and they offered her a deal.

“They came here and they said, ‘Well, you know, it’s better for your security to

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