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News Release - Manitoba

September 13, 2018

PROVINCE PROVIDES UPDATE ON MAJOR ADDITION AND RENOVATION PROJECTS AT MANITOBA SCHOOLS



The Manitoba government provided an update today on seven major capital projects underway at schools across the province.

“This investment in major additions and renovations will create quality learning environments that benefit students, staff and communities,” said Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen.  “Many of these projects will help build capacity to handle increasing enrolment in our growing communities.”

Construction is underway on the following projects:

  • A two-classroom addition (2,120 square feet) to replace portable classrooms at Dr. F.W.L. Hamilton School in the River East Transcona School Division.  Construction will cost $1,745,000 and work is expected to be completed this fall.
  • A new gymnasium addition (11,000 sq. ft.) at W. C. Miller Collegiate in the Border Land School Division.  Construction will cost $4,500,000 and work is expected to be completed by December 2018.
  • An eight-classroom addition (11,765 sq. ft.) at Amber Trails Community School in the Seven Oaks School Division.  Construction will cost $3,660,000 and work is expected to be completed by spring 2019.
  • A new grades 5 to 8 middle school addition (34,589 sq. ft.) at Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute in the Beautiful Plains School Division.  The project includes eight new classrooms, gym, music room, library and multipurpose room and stand-alone child-care centre with space for 74 children, as well as renovations to existing space.  Construction will cost $16,572,000 and work is expected to be completed by September 2019.
  • Six new classrooms, a new gymnasium and a free-standing child-care centre for 74 children (18,863 sq. ft.) at La Salle School in the Seine River School Division.  This project also includes renovating the old gymnasium to create new classrooms and a new library.  Construction will cost $10,427,000 and work is slated for completion by September 2019.
  • Six new classrooms, a new gymnasium and a free-standing child-care centre for 74 children (19,392 sq. ft.) at Ecole Dugald School in the Sunrise School Division.  The project also includes renovating the old gym to create a multipurpose room and resource teaching space.  Construction will cost $10,042,000 and work is expected to be completed by September 2019.
  • A new gymnasium (13,285 sq. ft.) at Miles Macdonell Collegiate in the River East Transcona School Division and renovating the former gym to create six new classrooms.  Construction will cost $6,845,000 and work is expected to be completed by November 2019.

The Manitoba government is spending more than $129.5 million on planned public school infrastructure capital projects in 2018-19, which includes new schools, major additions and renovations, infrastructure renewal and modular classrooms.

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Backgrounder
Neepawa rendering - http://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/newslinks/2018/09/neepewa-rendering.pdf
Dugald rendering - http://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/newslinks/2018/09/ecole-dugald-rendering.pdf
La Salle rendering - http://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/newslinks/2018/09/la-salle-rendering.pdf