Construction of a new elementary school in La Loche is now over halfway complete. 

The building of the new school is a collaborative effort between the Government of Saskatchewan, the Northern Lights School Division and community advocates.  

The school is now 65% complete, 5,548 square metres in size and will serve roughly 475 students from Prekindergarten to Grade 6. 

Its design was created with the help of the community, it celebrates Indigenous cultural elements and embraces the natural beauty of the region. 

“The steady advancement of this new school underscores our unwavering commitment to fostering educational excellence across Saskatchewan,” Education Minister Jeremy Cockrill said. “This milestone supports our vision of empowering generations of learners in La Loche and beyond.” 

The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $45.7 million in the new school project, which is on track to conclude in the spring of 2025.