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The opening of the new Tatamagouche Regional Academy has been pushed back a few months.

The school was originally slated to open in September, however Brian Taylor, media relations advisor for the province’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, said that has been changed until January 2018.

“The revised timeline is due to changes to the design pushing the construction into the winter months,” he said.

Those changes refer to program and community enhancements in relation to items such as skilled trades, a larger cafeteria, and additional parking.

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“And other items like an emergency generator that was added to allow for the site to serve as a comfort station for use by the community during an emergency,” he said.

The enhancement required changes to the footprint of the school.

Taylor said the decision to implement the changes and change the opening date is “in the best interest of students and the community.”

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Raissa Tetanish
Raissa Tetanish is the new editor and marketing advisor for the Tatamagouche Light. She has more than 11 years experience as a reporter, with a background in both photography and photojournalism. She can be reached at 902-305-6177, or raissatetanish@tatamagouchelight.com.