Schools will remain closed Wednesday

Cory Hurley
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CORNER BROOK  The province will keep schools closed for another day.

Education Minister Clyde Jackman and Advanced Education and Skills Minister Kevin O'Brien announced today that public K-12 schools and campuses of Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic on the island portion of the province will remain closed on Wednesday. Once again, students attending private schools are asked to contact their institutions directly to determine if classes are going ahead.

This measure is necessary to allow building systems to be brought back to full operation, and to test the impact on current power supplies — while also ensuring all facilities are safe environments to which students can return, according to a press released issued today.

Education facilities in Labrador are not impacted by this announcement. In addition, six small K-12 schools powered by diesel fuel in St. Brendan’s, McCallum, Little Bay Islands, Ramea, Grey River and Francois are expected to open Wednesday.


Residents are reminded that conservation of power remains crucial as Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro and Newfoundland Power crews continue their work to stabilize service throughout the province.

Organizations: Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Newfoundland Power

Geographic location: CORNER BROOK, Labrador, Ramea Grey River

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  • Citizen
    January 08, 2014 - 07:12

    It is reassuring to note the government's concern for the safety of all. The Dept. of Ed. made a very good call in this instance. The English School District is under sound leadership. As a parent, I am very grateful this week that the former Western School District has been replaced by the NL English district. I have seen many instances already where the safety and security of students is obviously paramount with the enlightened and current new Board.