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Monday, September 12, 2011
Oliver BC School Burns Down
Oliver Secondary School BC
At 2.00 am this morning the large Secondary School ( Senior High School in the old terminology) just south of here in Oliver started to burn down. Fire crews from all the neighboring towns were called in, but it is now all burned to the ground. It was built in 1948, and in those days a lot of wood was used in construction. So sad. About 350 students and staff have nowhere to go. The school was in the middle of renovations; they were building a new Gym and other facilities. Some speculated the fire started in a nearby dumpster or rubbish bin. We visited there last February and this is the only photo I have of part of the school.
Frank Venables ( 1899-1986) was born in Walsall England. He was amongst other things an orchardist, and more of his life history can be found here.