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12/03/14

Schools in Saskatoon’s Willowgrove neighbourhood delayed

Public board chair says original Jan. 5, 2015 date was “optimistic” Parents in Saskatoon’s Willowgrove neighbourhood must now wait until at least February for two new schools to open. The schools are a joint venture project between the public and separate school boards. The schools were supposed to be ready to take students on Jan. 5, 2015. But that’s getting pushed back. “We’ve been waiting for this for so long and just to hear that there’s going to be another delay again, there was... +Read More
09/24/14

Do food bans protect students with allergies or limit healthy foods for others?

Nuts are banned at many schools. But schools across the country have also banned eggs, wheat and milk products because of students’ allergies. Dr. Doug Mack says these bans are not normally necessary or practical. He says the bans limit the healthy foods that kids without these allergies can eat. He says that schools can create a safe environment without banning foods. Saskatoon Morning asked its audience the following questions: Have schools gone too far? Should certain foods be banned from... +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
09/11/14

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
09/09/14

Poor air shuts down high school in Langenburg

Poor quality air has forced officials to close the high school in Langenburg, Sask., throwing the classes into turmoil just one week into the new school year. The doors were shut Friday afternoon and officials said the doors will remain closed for at least one week while experts examine the situation. According to officials, the high school has had problems before and the air quality issue has been blamed on a poor design. As well, heavy summer rains have added... +Read More
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