Education Minister Mike Bernier in town Tuesday

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He didn’t go into specifics, but Education Minister Mike Bernier has confirmed he will be in Fort St. John tomorrow.

As reported for some time now, among those challenges and concerns are a shortfall in student transportation funding — which led to the implementation of transportation fees — and the need for new and upgraded facilities.

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In the case of the latter, two schools in the district — Robert Ogilvie and Bert Ambrose — recently received nearly $1.3 million from the province to replace aging furnaces.

That’s Superintendent Dave Sloan who noted — while District 60 was pleased with the funding announcement earlier this month — it still has other, higher priority, school construction needs.

Meantime, in an unrelated matter, Mr. Bernier, speaking as a Peace Region MLA, has welcomed the completion — at about $100 million under budget — of the major upgrade by BC Hydro, at the WAC Bennett Dam.

It involved refurbishing five units, at the GM Shrum generating station, built about half a century ago, but still cited by Hydro as the workhorse of BC’s hydroelectric system.

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