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School named for submariner who died after sub fire opens in New Brunswick

June 02, 2016 - 5:42 AM

QUISPAMSIS, N.B. - A new school in New Brunswick has been named in honour of a Canadian submariner who died following a fire on board HMCS Chicoutimi.

Provincial officials, students and staff held a ceremony Wednesday to open the Chris Saunders Memorial School in Quispamsis.

The $13-million building can accommodate 350 students from kindergarten to Grade 5.

The two-storey, 5,460 square-metre school has four kindergarten and 14 general classrooms, student work areas, music and performing arts classrooms and a double gymnasium.

Saunders, who was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy, was killed in 2004 when a fire broke out on Chicoutimi.

The 32-year-old lieutenant was born in the province and went to school outside Saint John.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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