News Birch Island new daycare/school nearly complete SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Friday, Aug. 23rd, 2019 Whitefish River First Nation Chief Franklin Paibomsai says the new childcare centre will be integrated with Shawanose School. The work continues on the site with completion expected around late September. Photos by Rosalind Russell – myespanolanow.com/myalgomamanitoulinnow.com staff Integrating school programming and daycare has been the vision of the Whitefish River First Nation chief and his council for many years. Thanks to $1.3-million dollars in funding from the federal government, Chief Franklin Paibomsai says a new integrated childcare centre is near completion. He says it will be much more than that since it is located right beside Shawanose School, which provides education from Junior Kindergarten to Grade Six. The building houses several resource spaces, rooms for toddlers and pre-schoolers, a common foyer, kitchen and an entrance into the main school.