Fire damage cost $300,000

An August fire at South Broadview Elementary which was set by three children cost approximately $300,000 in repair work

  • Dec. 17, 2014 4:00 p.m.

An August fire at South Broadview Elementary which was set by three children cost approximately $300,000 in repair work.

The costs are covered by the school’s insurance policy, except for a $10,000 deductible.

Three children, ages 10, eight and six, were identified by the Salmon Arm RCMP as the ones responsible for setting the fire on Sunday, Aug. 17. Due to their young age, no criminal charges could be laid. All three are from the same family.

In the wake of the fire, School District #83 facilitated a restorative justice program between South Broadview Elementary and the children involved in the fire. Director of instruction student services Morag Asquith said the restorative process “helped the youngsters to understand the level of impact of their behaviour on others at the school and ways that they can restore their relationship in the district.”

It will be up to the school district’s insurance company to decide if it will use civil proceedings to recoup the cost.

 

 

Just Posted

Best in business: North-Okanagan Shuswap companies named top 10 semi-finalists

Small businesses from Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna compete for top spot

White Lake firefighters go beyond call of duty with construction project

Storage shed built for sports equipment in South Shuswap park

Opening date for popular North Shuswap outdoor ice rink delayed

Warmer temperatures have pushed back the openings of several rinks in the region

New safety measures in place as snowmobile season gets underway in Sicamous

VHF radio channel posted at trailheads, assisted in rescue of stranded sledders

Homecoming marked by album release for Salmon Arm duo

A Million Dollars in Pennies to play Classic in new year.

VIDEO: More air-passenger rights go into effect this weekend

The first set of passenger rights arrived in mid-July in Canada

Sagmoen’s lawyer argues ‘abuse of power’ in police search

The trial of Curtis Sagmoen continued at the Vernon Law Courts on Friday

Swoop airlines adds three destinations in 2020 – Victoria, Kamloops, San Diego

Low-fair subsidiary of WestJet Airlines brings new destinations in April 2020

Aid a priority for idled Vancouver Island loggers, John Horgan says

Steelworkers, Western Forest Products returning to mediation

Navigating ‘fever phobia’: B.C. doctor gives tips on when a sick kid should get to the ER

Any temperature above 38 C is considered a fever, but not all cases warrant a trip to the hospital

Salmon Arm history in pictures: Cold snap!

Curling on the Little Lake.

Penticton resident allegedly has rear car tires stolen

The resident woke up today to find their back tires missing and their car on blocks

Salmon Arm dentist follows in family’s footsteps

Dr. Brandon Schiffner of Chu Dental made fellow of Pierre Fauchaud Academy

Woman struck, dog killed after collision on Highway 97

Speed is not believed to be a factor and alcohol has been ruled out

Most Read