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Manitoba spending infrastructure dollars to upgrade health and safety at schools

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The projects announced involve upgrades to roofing, mechanical systems and accessibility.

The Manitoba government has approved 72 infrastructure renewal projects across the province, investing more than $44 million, to ensure the structural integrity of public schools and safety of students and educators.

Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart indicated the projects will be completed within six to 24 months following the award of tenders and start of construction.  The projects announced involve upgrades to roofing, mechanical systems and accessibility including:

  • $14.4 million for mechanical systems replacements for schools in the Brandon, Frontier, Interlake, Lord Selkirk, Pembina Trails, Red River Valley, River East Transcona, Seine River, Seven Oaks, St. James-Assiniboia, Sunrise, Turtle River and Winnipeg school divisions;
  •  $10.3 million for structural projects for schools in the Lord Selkirk, Mountain View, Pine Creek, Portage la Prairie, Prairie Rose, Seven Oaks, Sunrise, St. James-Assiniboia, Swan Valley, Turtle River and Winnipeg school divisions;
  • $11.3 million for roof replacements for schools in the Brandon, Flin Flon, Mountain View, Pembina Trails, Pine Creek, Prairie Rose, River East Transcona, Seven Oaks, Sunrise, Turtle River and Winnipeg school divisions;
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$8.8 million for access projects for schools in the Brandon, DSFM, Garden Valley, Hanover, Mountain View, Pembina Trails, Portage la Prairie, River East Transcona, St. James-Assiniboia, Turtle Mountain, Turtle River and Winnipeg school divisions.

“Our government remains committed to maintaining the core infrastructure of public schools across Manitoba,” said Wishart.

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