_News Talk 770
The provincial government is trumpeting the opening of 15 new schools in the province, on Tuesday afternoon, they opened a school with special meaning to the military in North West Calgary. In May of 2006 in Afghanistan, Captain Nichola Goddard became the first Canadian woman killed in action since the Second World War and the first female combat soldier killed on the front lines. The memory of the Calgarian is being honoured with her name on a new school in Panorama. Lieutenant Colonel Scott Long who trained with Goddard says this will be a great legacy. He says "I know she would be proud and thrilled. From the military perspective, it's good to see the sacrifice of one of our officers and soldiers recognized by the Calgary Board of Education". Captain Nichola Goddard school will welcome students for classes on Tuesday.