To quote Peanuts, I am feeling somewhat akin to a fool.
I was writing about the opening of the new Northlands Parkway Collegiate in Winkler, and allowed as how it was the first brand-new, non-replacement, non-expansion high school to be built in Manitoba since J.H. Bruns Collegiate.
Which, of course, was totally wrong.
That Bruns was otherwise the most recent new high school is something that I heard somewhere along the way a while back and got it stuck in my head, to the point that I thought I knew it as a true fact.
I should have checked it out and confirmed it, and didn’t, which was sloppy and unacceptable.
The most recent brand-new high school, says the department of education, was Centre scolaire Leo-Remillard in the Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine in St. Vital.
Prior to that, both Maples Collegiate and College Jeanne-Sauve had been opened since Bruns, though the people who pointed out my gaffe had a spread of about a decade among themselves over what year Maples opened.