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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 05:52

Neepawa Area Collegiate Receiving Major Upgrades

A major addition is coming to the Neepawa Area Collegiate that includes a new Child Care-Centre and 9 new classrooms at the school.

The project will be supported through more than $92.4 million dollars in planned capital spending by the province in 2017-18 for public school infrastructure projects.

Honourable. Ian Wishart, Manitoba Minister of Education and Training, talks about why the upgrades are needed.
 
"Its been increasingly crowded, they're operating lots in portables attached to the schools. So this will create a campus situation between the middle school and high school there. They will be to re-purpose the remaining school for Kindergarten to Grade 4 and of course there is a free standing child care facility to be associated with it. I don't know a rural community that isn't struggling to find enough child care."
 
The project is expected to start construction in early 2018 and the new school space and Child-Care Centre is scheduled to open in September 2019.
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Fatal collision on Trans-Canada Highway

Saturday, 19 August 2017 18:02
Fatal collision on Trans-Canada Highway

Around  1:15 this afternoon the RCMP in Portage responded to a serious 2 vehicle collision at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 16.

Family Fun Day Hosted By Children's Make A Wish Foundation Taking Place This weekend

Saturday, 19 August 2017 07:24
Family Fun Day Hosted By Children's Make A Wish Foundation Taking Place This weekend

Today is the Children’s Wish Foundation’s Annual Family Fun Day.

McCreary Fair Begins Today

Saturday, 19 August 2017 07:07
McCreary Fair Begins Today

Starting at five this afternoon the McCreary Fair and Pony and Chariot and Chuckwagon Races begin.

Officials Warn of Wild Fire Risk This Weekend

Friday, 18 August 2017 14:54
Officials Warn of Wild Fire Risk This Weekend


With a hot weekend on the way, the Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner is reminding people there is a higher danger that a wild fire can start.