SIB set to build $4.5M school

John Gleeson/Staff Writer / Staff writer
March 17, 2014 01:00 AM

The Sechelt Indian Band (SIB) is poised to build a new school, Chief Garry Feschuk said at the Feb. 27 Sunshine Coast Regional District board meeting.

In his director's report, Feschuk said the school will include a kindergarten, nursery school and daycare.

"It's a four-and-a-half-million-dollar project and all the financing is in place," he said.

In other business, Feschuk said a number of Band members are taking job-training courses in Powell River, along with Sliammon First Nation members, "to get involved in ship-building contracts."

And at the request of Energy Minister Bill Bennett, Feschuk will be chairing an energy committee for First Nations in the province.

Regarding his decision to not run for chief in last month's Band elections, Feschuk said: "It is my choice, and I think my family will be very happy."

Following the SIB council's March 31 swearing-in ceremonies, the SCRD will host a reception to introduce directors to newly elected Chief Calvin Craigan and the new council, which includes Feschuk, incumbents Christopher August and Ben Pierre, and newcomer Randy Joe.

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