Nfld. & Labrador

Mould concentration confirmed at Labrador school

An independent study has confirmed high levels of mould throughout William Gillett Academy in Charlottetown.

School council member calling on district to bring in mobile units for students

An independent study has confirmed high levels of mould throughout William Gillett Academy in Charlottetown, Labrador.

Residents of Charlottetown want a new school to replace the current aging one. Pictured is water damage that closed the school in February.

The 29-page report, detailing high concentration of black mould, comes more than a month after the school in the coastal Labrador community was shut down.  

Lisa Dempster is deputy mayor in Charlottetown and sits on the school council.

She's hoping the school will be written off, and is urging the school board to focus on creating mobile classrooms in time for the new school year.

"We've got kids that have been very, very sick in our community," Dempster said. "Can you imagine that their parents would allow them to go back and sit in a classroom in September, knowing that the toxins are downtstairs, they've just been sealed in? It's not happening."

Students are currently set up in the community's recreation centre.

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