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School Closures

The Eastern School District is wrestling with some tough decisions. It's latest plan puts forward the idea of closing five schools in small communities. Swift Current, Catalina, Heart's Delight, Whitbourne and Colliers.

It's not a done deal yet. And you can be sure parents will lobby to try to save their schools. You just heard that's already happening in Catalina. Milton Peach chairs the Eastern School District.

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We're asking if we're forgetting how to make things with our hands. From woodworking to picking apart an engine and putting it back together to sewing a new dress. My guests are Labrador craftsperson Mike Voisey and Lumsden native Jim Parsons.

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