Two Sask First Nations get school construction dollars

Two Sask First Nations get school construction dollars

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WHITECAP DAKOTA FIRST NATION — Two Saskatchewan First Nations are among 11 across Canada chosen for school renovations and construction as the federal government acts on its 2014 budget promise to spend $500 million over seven years for on-reserve schools.

On Thursday, an excavator moved earth for new classrooms to be built onto the Whitecap Elementary School, which will be part of $5.5 million worth of renovations and new construction for the flourishing First Nation just south of Saskatoon.

The two classrooms and renovations to the 19-year-old Kindergarten to Grade 4 school will cost $2.8 million, Chief Darcy Bear said.

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