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School still standing amid North Shuswap wildfires

Celista playground and school unharmed just weeks before start of classes

Amid the devastation that has rocked the Shuswap, there is some good news ahead of the start of the school year.

North Shuswap Elementary School is still standing, confirmed the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) following a Celista visit Monday, Aug. 21.

“Our team conducted a thorough inspection and found no visible damage to the school or its surroundings,” CSRD said.

Meanwhile, there is no consideration for the city of Salmon Arm to be on evacuation alert at this time recommended by BC Wildfire Services.

READ MORE: BC Wildfire Service defends planned ignition in North Shuswap


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Vernon has always been my home, and I've been working at The Morning Star since 2004.
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