UPDATE- College clarifies Alberni land deal

NIC land deal with Alberni is subject to financing, college clarifies.

 

North Island College is interested in buying land in Alberni and financing is in the works, a college official said.

On Friday, the News reported that NIC was purchasing the land its Tebo Avenue vocational centre sits on for $893,000, and that the deal was to be concluded in June.

The announcement was made at city council’s March 14 meeting.

NIC official weren’t available for comment by deadline.

Late Friday afternoon, however, NIC spokesperson Susan Autcherlonie confirmed the deal was in the works.

“However, that offer to purchase is subject to receiving funding from the Province of B.C.’s Ministry of Advanced Education,” Autcherlonie noted in an email.

“We are currently awaiting word on whether that proposal will be approved.”

The college will conclude discussions with the city once the funding is OK’d, she added.

The Tebo Vocational Centre houses joinery/cabinetmaking, automotive, carpentry and welding programs.

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