We comment about our daily lives, and events around us, and in the wide world beyond. This is a photo taken of Hanne outside Athens Creek in November 2012, at Penticton, BC.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
A visit to Oliver to view the remains of the school fire. Still a few bits of smouldering timber. An acrid choking stench in the air. Chunks of half-burnt roof tar littered over the beautiful grass of the adjoining park. The older portion of the school from 1948 is all a pile of rubble; the new parts, gym, science center, library, and cafeteria are all intact, as they were fireproof. No news yet as to cause, but the experts are looking into it. A few more days and plans for the 500 students will be in place....
Remains of old school
A piece of good news. Frank Venables' grandson was in the auditorium two weeks ago, and discovered a nice framed portrait photo of Frank kicking about there, so he brought it to his mother to look after. The family is looking forward to re-building the auditorium and re-hanging the portrait there, at some unknown date in the future !
( Older pictures from Oliver can be seen starting here.)