New private school proposal at Smithers council tonight

Luby Prytulak wants to change the way kids learn starting this September with a new private school on Railway Avenue.

Canyon Creek Private School would be located on Railway Avenue near Manitoba Street.

Luby Prytulak wants to change the way kids learn starting this September.

The Smithers man asked Smithers council to allow a temporary use permit at 4124 Railway Avenue. That is where he wants to build Canyon Creek Private School.

Council will discuss the application at tonight’s meeting.

Approval of the permit would allow the school to be used in the former Heartstrings Home Décor 3,700-square-foot warehouse and showroom for up to three years. But if successful, Prytulak has bigger plans in store.

“Once it expands, why stop? Why not give it to everyone that wants it, and many people will want it,” said Prytulak.

He said the parents of five children aged seven to 10 have already told him they will register their children in Canyon Creek. The maximum enrolment is expected to be nine for the beginning of the year.

The lease would be under Prytulak’s partner’s name, M. Marvyn Koenigsberg. She is a B.C. Supreme Court justice in Smithers.

If approved, which the advisory planning commission has recommended, a circular drop-off area for the kids is planned, with four parking spaces. The property is currently zoned light industrial.

 

Read Prytulak’s explanation of how his school would be different in the June 15 edition of The Interior News.

 

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