Nova Scotia to spend $99.5 million on school design, construction - NEWS 95.7
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Nova Scotia to spend $99.5 million on school design, construction

Last Updated Jan 25, 2017 at 3:44 pm AST

Finance Minister Randy Delorey announces 2017-18 Capital Plan on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. (Chris Halef/NEWS 95.7)

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia is spending $99.5 million to build and renovate schools, including construction of a new Halifax area high school and expansion of a elementary school damaged during last fall’s storm-related flooding.

The design and construction of nine new schools are included in the $684.2 million capital plan for 2017-18 unveiled today.

Specific dollar figures were not provided, but officials say funding will go toward the replacement of J.L. Ilsley High School, which is currently in the design phase.

Money will also go toward repairing flood damage to Brookland Elementary School in Sydney, N.S., and also toward its expansion in preparation for accommodating middle school students who will transfer there when Sherwood Park school closes in November 2020.

Funding is also included for the renovation of F. H. MacDonald Elementary School in Sutherland’s River, which will become a P-8 school to receive students from the East Pictou Middle School when it closes.

Highway construction and improvements take up the biggest chunk of the capital plan, at $217.5 million.

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