By Laura Keil

As schools re-open to all students on a voluntary basis this week, schools are working hard to open playgrounds.

SD57 communications person Jason Peters says they are aiming for June 5th as an opening date for McBride and Valemount school playgrounds. The playgrounds would be open during school hours as well as after.

Valemount Village staff said at the last Council meeting they are looking at July as a possible start date for opening local parks due to the logistics of cleaning washrooms more frequently.