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UPDATE: Evacuation ended at Ridgevalley School

September 08, 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – The evacuation at Ridgevalley School has ended. The odour was determined to be outside of the school. Many thanks to Debolt Fire and Rescue and the East Smoky Gas Co-op for their quick response.



Odour detected at Ridgevalley School
Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
– An odour, thought to be natural gas, was detected by staff at Ridgevalley School this morning. Staff and students are safe and accounted for, and are following the prescribed evacuation procedure, as outlined below. The gas company and emergency services are currently checking the school. An update will be posted when the situation has been resolved.


What is an evacuation?

  • A response to a possible danger INSIDE the school.
  • Staff will escort students to a safe area, away from the school.
  • If necessary, students will be transported to the school's predetermined safe location.
  • Examples: Strong odours, fire, chemical spill, gas leak, etc.