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Nova Scotia premier announces plan to build new school for francophone students

PORTERS LAKE, N.S. — Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston has announced the construction of a new school for francophone students on the province’s Eastern Shore.

The new school, to be completed by September 2027, will replace École des Beaux-Marais, which was built in 1950 and currently serves the area from Lake Echo to Ship Harbour.

Houston issued a statement saying the Education Department will work with the community to design the school and choose its location. 

The school will be part of the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial and serve students from pre-primary to Grade 8.

The Department of Public Works will issue a tender for the design once the site selection process has been completed.

Marcel Cottreau, president of the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, said the new school will offer students a rich, high-quality educational experience in a new, modern building.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 18, 2023.

The Canadian Press

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