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Energy-efficiency investment already paying off for board

With “year one” calculations now in, the Rainy River District School Board is reporting success so far with the implementation of its $2.6-million Energy Retrofit and Renewal Program.

The project, in partnership with Honeywell Inc., had the board investing to make school buildings more energy-efficient, with a 10-year payback period to recover the capital upfront costs.

Town still chasing Scott Street funds

Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown said the town is putting pressure on the provincial government to approve “Connecting Link” funding for the reconstruction of Scott Street from Reid Avenue to Colonization Road East.

“We’ve got a contract we have in limbo right now because we’ve got no approval,” he noted. “Time is wasting because the construction season is right here.