Roof Replacement in Works for Île-des-Chênes School

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Manitoba’s provincial government has committed to a couple of key infrastructure upgrades for schools in the Dawson Trail constituency. École Île-des-Chênes will receive a much-needed roof replacement, and École Lorette Immersion will see its boiler replaced.

In total, the government has earmarked $92.4 million in capital spending for public schools across the province for the 2017–18 school year, $53.7 million of which is comprised of renewal projects like the ones in Île-des-Chênes and Lorette.

Until the specific projects are tendered, it’s not known how much either will cost.

“Our Progressive Conservative government understands the importance of safe and healthy places for Manitoba students,” said Dawson Trail MLA Bob Lagassé. “These projects, which include necessary health and safety-related upgrades, will help ensure the children of Dawson Trail have a positive learning environment.”

The two local projects are expected to be completed between six to 24 months following the start of construction.

Playground Upgrades Underway
In related news, École Île-des-Chênes has also received $1,000 to help in the purchase of two new soccer nets through BSI Insurance’s Because We Care initiative. The school committee is in the process of revamping its old playground structures and faced a total cost of $6,000 for the nets. The BSI contribution bridges the funding gap.

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