WINNIPEG — Construction work is continuing on seven schools across Manitoba, where the province says it will spend $129.5 million on such projects in 2018-19.
“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.”
Among the projects is a two-classroom addition at Dr. F.W.L. Hamilton School in the River East Transcona School Division, a new gymnasium at W. C. Miller Collegiate in the Border Land School Division, an eight-classroom addition at Amber Trails Community School in the Seven Oaks School Division, and an addition for Grades 5 to 8 at Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute in the Beautiful Plains School Division.
The province is also building six new classrooms, a new gymnasium and a free-standing child-care centre for 74 children at La Salle School in the Seine River School Division and at Ecole Dugald School in the Sunrise School Division.
Miles Macdonell Collegiate in Winnipeg is receiving a new gymnasium 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 construction comes on the same day the province announced $54 million in 83 infrastructure renewal projects at schools across the province.