School district receives funding for maintenance projects

Roughly $1.7 million will go towards a roof project in Fernie, upgraded lighting and a new bus

The Southeast Kootenay school district is set to receive just under $2 million through a funding program that goes towards energy upgrades, maintenance projects and new buses.

Local investments will be directed to a roof upgrade or replacement as well as mechanical upgrades at Fernie Secondary School, made available through the School Enhancement Program.

Upgraded LED lighting is pegged for Isabella Dicken Elementary School in the Elk Valley, along with T.M. Roberts and Gordon Terrace elementary schools in Cranbrook under the Carbon Neutral Capital Program.

One new bus is also being purchased under a bus acquisition program.

In total, the district is receiving $1.75 million for the projects, according to a news release.

The B.C. government has earmarked $206 million for projects across the province, with this year’s investment representing a $20.6 increase from 2016-17



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