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New Brunswick government to spend $34.7 million on new school in Dieppe

DIEPPE, N.B. — The New Brunswick government says a new school valued at about $34 million in Dieppe should relieve overcrowding at other schools in the area.

Premier Brian Gallant says construction on the new Grade 3 to 8 school should start in August, with completion expected for the 2018-19 school year.

It will accommodate up to about 1,000 students, and have a cafeteria, a science lab, two gyms, music rooms, a library and about 40 classrooms.

The province says it should address overcrowding at Ecole Amirault, Ecole Carrefour de l'Acadie and Ecole Mathieu-Martin in the Francophone Sud school district.

The money is part of the Department of Education's capital budget, which includes an investment of $108.6 million in infrastructure and improvements for schools.

The Canadian Press

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