School Sod-turning Planned For Birch Narrows

Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 13:50



Officials with Indian Affairs are expected to be in Birch Narrows today.


A sod-turning ceremony is scheduled to take place later this afternoon for a new school on the reserve.


The new facility will seat 340 kids, and will be used by students throughout the area.


Up till now, the band has struggled along with a cramped facility that is unable to accommodate a Grade 12 class.


The government first announced plans to build new schools at both Birch Narrows and Deschambault Lake back on May 3.