$1.2 million owed since May
A problem with non-payment to sub-contractors could affect the opening of the new multimillion-dollar high school on Forest Street.
Some sub-contractors working on the new high school on Forest Street have not been paid since May. One company is owed $1.2 million by the province.
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At least one subcontractor - Germain Mechanical & Electrical Ltd. – pulled their workers off the job Thursday and Friday because of money owed from the government since May.
“They’re not going back unless we get our money,” said Curt Goudey, one of the company’s owners.
He says the bill to date is at least $1.2 million.
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The school is supposed to open on Sept. 10, later than others in the region. However, work remains to be done and a final inspection must be completed.
“It’s time that people realized who is at fault here,” said Goudey.