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09/17/14

Grand Opening of Regina’s Seven Stones Community School Celebrated

Released on September 16, 2014. Today Education Minister Don Morgan joined students, teachers, members of the community and representatives from Regina Public Schools to officially commemorate the opening of the new $21.2 million Seven Stones Community School. The Government of Saskatchewan has committed more than $13 million toward this facility.“Investing in Seven Stones Community School is all about putting the student first and building a brighter future for these youth and the neighbourhood,” Morgan said.  “Many people deserve credit for... +Read More
09/17/14

Committees fundraise for Willowgrove, Holy Family playgrounds

The province might be paying for two new schools in Saskatoon’s Willowgrove neighbourhood but they aren’t funding any new playgrounds. Roughly 700 students are already registered to attend Willowgrove School and Holy Family School next year, which share a massive facility. The tentative move-in date is January. A committee from each school has been established. Willowgrove School’s committee will enhance an already existing play structure in Wallace Park after receiving permission from the City of Saskatoon. Holy Family’s committee is... +Read More
09/12/14

La Ronge Housing Project For NORTEP Students Celebrates Official Opening

A new housing project for NORTEP students, funded by the provincial and federal governments, was officially opened in La Ronge today. The project includes six four-bedroom units, and two five-bedroom units, with an estimated building cost of $2.74 million. Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River MP Rob Clarke was there for the ceremony and says having quality housing makes a difference for students. “The Northern Teacher Education Program facilitates access to teachers’ education and certification for northerners — particularly those of Aboriginal ancestry. Students... +Read More
09/12/14

Families celebrate continued KidsFirst support

Some Saskatchewan families are getting a boost from the provincial government. KidsFirst programs across the province will get $14.61 million jointly from the ministries of education and health this year. One single mom in Regina says the program has made all the difference in her life. “I’ve been involved with them for years,” said Sheila Ali. “There’s nothing better than KidsFirst the agency.” Ali was at the funding announcement Wednesday. She had her two-year-old daughter Mariah sitting on her hip... +Read More
09/11/14

Celebrating 100 Years

The venerable Pleasant Hill Community School in Saskatoon (Saskatoon Public Schools) held its centenary celebrations on September 10 as current and former students gathered, as well as community members and dignitaries. The pre-K to 8 inner city school has an… +Read More
09/11/14

City of Regina preparing to spend $8.8M on North Central complex

There’s progress today on a $42-million school-library-community complex that could change the face of Regina’s North Central area. The City of Regina is going to spend $8.8 million on its share of the development, which is expected to open in 2017. A plan to spend that money went Wednesday to the city’s executive committee, which is City Council in committee form. The as-yet unnamed facility (temporarily known as the North Central Shared Facility) will replace the Albert Scott Community Centre, the... +Read More
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