|New K-12 School Opens In Northern Saskatchewan|
|Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:20|
A new 25 -million dollar K-12 school has been opened on the Birch Narrows First Nation about 580 kilometers northwest of Saskatoon near Buffalo Narrows.
The new school is part of a three way partnership between the Federal and Provincial governments and the First Nation. The new facility will accomodate the increasing student population which until now has been transported to an existing off-reserve school administered by Birch Narrows through an agreement with the Northern Light School Division, or to the nearby La Loche Community School.
Construction of the school began in 2009 and was completed 11 weeks ahead of schedule with local workers providing 60-thousand of the 105-thousand work hours. It was built under Canada's Economic Action Plan with the Ottawa contributing 20.3 milliion dollars, the province 4.25 million, and Birch Narrows 350-thousand dollars.oem software