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Peace River MLA and Education Minister Mike Bernier announced yesterday the Province will give $818,500 in funding to four South Peace schools in School District 59.

The schools receiving funding are:

  • Dawson Creek Secondary’s SPSS Campus – $282,500
  • Tumbler Ridge Secondary – $236,000
  • Chetwynd Secondary – $206,000
  • McLeod Elementary – $94,000

The work that will be done at Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd Secondary Schools includes creating larger ducting, additional filters, explosion relief panels and blowback prevention dampers.

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McLeod Elementary School plans to upgrade the heating, ventilating and air conditioning controls with its funding.

“Government is committed to upgrading and replacing equipment in our schools to ensure our students have safe and modern places to learn and succeed and I am pleased to see these funds coming to schools in the South Peace,” Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier said.

“These projects were approved under the province’s routine capital program,” the announcement reads. “Projects were chosen based on need, priority, and supporting student learning.”

Work is expected to begin this year and finish by spring 2016.

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