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TR3LC Nova Inc. has been selected as the private sector partner
for the new Meadowfields Community School, Education and Culture
Minister Robbie Harrison and Elliot Payzant, chair of the
Southwest Regional School Board, announced today.

TR3LC Nova was the unanimous choice of a 12-member evaluation
committee. Construction will begin next month, with the school
scheduled to open in September 1998.

"Meadowfields will be one of the best schools in the country,"
said Mr. Harrison. "It will also be ready on time, on budget, and
in full partnership with the school board, school, the community
and government."

Added Mr. Payzant: "This proposal for a state-of-the-art school
will provide our students with the best facilities and
technological equipment available. The board is pleased to see
community concerns regarding the purchase of additional land
addressed in this proposal as part of a plan to expand indoor and
outdoor recreation facilities."

Mr. Harrison stressed that the Meadowfields school, near
Yarmouth, will be built with community involvement throughout the

"TR3LC Nova has proven expertise in building a technology-rich
school, offering the very best in learning opportunities, the
very best supports for students and teachers, in short, the very
best school," the minister said. "However, it is the people --the
students, parents, teachers, staff  and community --who form the
heart of a successful school, and I know TR3LC Nova will involve
these people every step of the way in creating this school for
our children."

The TR3LC Nova is a consortium of TR3LC and Nova Learning Futures
Inc. TR3LC constructed Sherwood Park Education Centre in Sydney,
the first public-private sector partnered school to open in the
province. Nova Learning Futures Inc. has experience in the
public-private sector process as the partner in constructing
O'Connell Drive Elementary School in Porters Lake.

Meadowfields will replace Milton Elementary in Yarmouth and
Hebron Consolidated School when it opens to 590 students from
Primary to Grade 6. The school will share technology with other
schools in the region through distance education and networking,
for example.

Mr. Harrison thanked the evaluation committee members for the
hours of work they committed to the rigorous selection process.
Members included: Hebron school principal Ivan Dagley; Bev
Gallagher and Ann Moses, members of the Southwest Regional School
Board; David Eyre, Southwest board finance and operations
director; and Leroy Legere, Southwest assistant director of
schools. Six representatives from the Department of Education and
Culture and one from the Department of Finance also served on the

"Today, we thank you and celebrate your efforts," said Mr.
Harrison. "There are many exciting days and much work ahead of
us, but together we will work with the community to create a
school which will be second to none."


Contact: Doug Hadley
         Education and Culture

         Barbara Johnson
         Southwest Regional School Board
         902-742-9266 or 1-800-915-0113

ngr                   September 4, 1997                 10:05 am