New school, new name

The Lakehead District School Board’s new elementary school, still under construction on the site of the former Churchill high school, will be called Ecole Elsie MacGill Public School.

Thunder Bay’s newest elementary school will be named after the Queen of the Hurricanes.

During a special meeting Thursday evening, the Lakehead District School Board approved Ecole Elsie MacGill Public School as the name of the still-under construction elementary school that will replace Agnew H. Johnston and Edgewater Park public schools when it opens in September 2020.

“We are extremely proud to name our new elementary school after someone of Elsie MacGill’s stature,” said Ellen Chambers, chairperson of the school board, in a news release.

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