GNN School Gets $2 Million Makeover

The GNN have received approval for a critical renovation.

The Gwa’sala- ’Nakwaxda’xw Nations (GNNs) have received approval from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) to undertake critical renovations to the Gwa’sala- ’Nakwaxda’xw School.

The work on the school includes replacement of the roof, envelope improvements to windows and siding, and upgrades to both the mechanical and electrical systems. This investment will arrest any further deterioration, extend the service life of the building and improve energy performance.

The school is an important asset in the community and this work will ensure a healthy and safe environment for education of the next generations. Principal Reed Allen states, “The Gwa’sala- ’Nakwaxda’xw School staff are excited to hear that the funding for these projects has been approved.

“Our building has been very well taken care of, which is a testament to the hard work of our maintenance and custodial staff over the years. However, recently, the school is not unaffected by the results of time and has started to show its age.

“These essential renovations will allow the school staff to provide our students with an education in a safe, comfortable and wel- coming environment conducive to high lev- els of learning. We couldn’t be happier for our students and the entire community!”

The Gwa’sala- ’Nakwaxda’xw Elementary School has a large and growing enrolment. The school has been very well maintained. This main- tenance has enabled the school to continue performing well even as elements near, or in some cases pass, the end of the usually

expected service life. Chief Paddy Walkus said, “We have a dedi- cated staff at our school and band adminis- tration. We are very proud of the learning achievements our chil- dren have obtained over the past 25 years in this well-maintained facility. “Protecting our community assets is at front and centre with our council members and leadership in Tsulquate community.”

The work will com- mence in June, 2015 and be completed by October, 2015.

 

Just Posted

Port Hardy Volleyball club requests funding from Port Hardy council

The sport of Volleyball is alive and well in the North Island,… Continue reading

North Island Seniors Housing Foundation takes the next step towards getting Trustee Road land

Seniors rejoice, Port Hardy council is very much in favour of helping… Continue reading

Should aquaculture programs be offered at North Island College in Port Hardy?

“I think it would be very timely to have an aquaculture program”

Island Health issues press release regarding Port Alice Health Centre service changes

Island Health will be hosting a community meeting in Port Alice Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in the rec centre.

Vancouver Island Regional Library wants to team up with the Town of Port McNeill to build a new multi-use facility

“A new library for the town, as you know, will quickly become an exciting hub of literacy”

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

No Center of Gravity festival in Kelowna this summer: organizers

COG organizers said the hope is to return to the Okanagan in 2020

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Committee member Russell Murray talks Oscar Hickes memorial hockey tournament

Oscar Hickes is taking place in Port Alice at the Doug Bondue Arena March 28-31.

LETTER: Is BC Hydro’s Step Two rate discriminatory?

“This charge is strictly a penalty and has nothing to do with the cost of energy.”

North Island Bantam Eagles hammer Nanaimo Clippers, finish playoffs strong

The Eagles wasted no time coming out and firing on the Clippers in the Feb. 9 game.

Most Read