UPDATE – November 18, 2018: The temperature in district facilities will be returning to a warmer setting tomorrow morning, November 19, 2018. It will then remain at 20°C until the FortisBC natural gas advisory is lifted.
Friday, November 16, 2018
As a follow-up to the notice we sent yesterday, we are writing to provide you with additional information about the temporary lowering of temperature in our facilities and to let you know that we now anticipate a return to warmer temperatures in our schools by Monday, November 19, 2018.
We have been advised that Enbridge will be shutting off its pipeline for integrity testing today (Friday, November 16), putting the system at only 40% operating capacity. However, the expectation is that this work will take approximately one day to complete.
To assist with conservation measures, we have temporarily lowered the temperatures in our secondary schools starting this morning, and will be decreasing the temperatures in our elementary schools starting this afternoon. We expect to return to a warmer temperature by the end of this weekend, but will post an update on the school district website (www.sd42.ca) by Sunday evening (November 18) to confirm this timeline. Temperatures inside district facilities will then remain at 20°C until the FortisBC natural gas advisory is lifted.
Thank you for your understanding.