Daycare Centre in Witset/Moricetown Remains Closed Until at Least Thursday

The Witsuwit'en Child and Family Centre in Witset/Moricetown will remain closed for at least a couple more days.

The day care centre has been affected by the flooding at Moricetown Elementary Secondary School, which was caused by a water pipe that burst last Wednesday.

The Kyah Wiget Education Society says the electrician had hoped to have power restored in time to reopen the centre today -- but that's been pushed back to Thursday.

The Society says it's optimistic that damage to the school is minimal.

In a news release issued late yesterday the society said staff from Universal Restoration Systems and Kyah Wiget Cleaning Services worked ten-hour shifts all weekend, and managed to remove all wet material from the school building, in order to avoid mould problems.

The society is continuing with plans to offer temporary space to the school's students at the Witset Band Office, beginning this Friday morning, with staff working to get class rooms set up in the Multiplex.

As for the school building, the Society says it's now awaiting the environmental monitor to advise it on any contaminants, and then staff will begin planning for the restoration and rebuilding, with modern materials.

[Photos courtesy of Witset First Nation]