Roof up­grades an­nounced for Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate

The Compass - - NEWS -

Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate is get­ting a new roof.

In a re­lease by the provin­cial govern­ment on July 8, Gan­der-based LSG Con­struc­tion has been awarded the ten­der to re­place the roof of the Grade9-12 school.

The ten­der is val­ued at $513,000.

“This is the lat­est in a se­ries of on­go­ing re­pairs and main­te­nance projects ap­proved as part of a $19.2 mil­lion com­mit­ment in Budget 2014 to up­grade, im­prove and main­tain ex­ist­ing school in­fra­struc­ture through New­found­land and Labrador,” said Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion Darin King.

The roof up­grade com­ing to Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate adds to the al­ready lengthy list of school up­grades be­ing un­der­taken by the provin­cial govern­ment in the area since 2004.

This in­cludes $22 mil­lion for Car­bon­ear Academy, over $2 mil­lion for up­grades to St. Fran­cis Ju­nior High in Har­bour Grace and over $1 mil­lion for up­grades to Per­salvic El­e­men­tary in Vic­to­ria.

“Since 2004, our govern­ment has in­vested al­most $236 mil­lion in over 1,900 pri­or­ity re­pairs and main­te­nance projects at schools, pro­vid­ing thou­sands of stu­dents and staff with safer, more mod­ern learn­ing en­vi­ron­ments,” said King.

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