GPRC planning Hinton expansion

April 2, 2013

Alberta-based Grande Prairie Regional College is planning to expand its campus in Hinton. The college currently leases classroom space in the town, but 3 locations in Hinton have been identified for a potential expansion as part of a 5-year plan. According to the plan, GPRC's total budget for the region is $1.7 million, assuming the funding will continue in the future. A GPRC official says it's too early to tell how the provincial budget -- which cuts PSE funding by nearly 7% -- will affect matters. A plan summary was submitted to Hinton council and staff for review last month. The new Hinton facility is projected for 2017. Hinton Parklander