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St. Paul's (BC)

Dates of Operation
1899-1959
Description
The Squamish school in North Vancouver, also known as St. Paul’s, was built in 1899. Two pupils were hospitalized with smallpox in 1929. In 1931, the local Indian Agent reported after an inspection that he suspected the children at Squamish were not being fed properly. In 1933, the Indian Commissioner for British Columbia described the school as a “‘death-trap’ and a ‘fire-trap.’” In 1935, the school suffered an epidemic of chicken pox. Overcrowding continued into the 1950s; in 1957 the building was condemned and closed two years later. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Denomination
Catholic Church
Home Communities of Students
Burrard, Musqueam, Nanaimo, Squamish, Squamish River, Creekside, Mount Currie, Cape Mudge, Skwah, Chehalis, Chilliwack

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Alternate Name(s)
St. Paul's (Squamish, North Vancouver)
North Vancouver
North Vancouver Indian Boarding School
Squamish
Squamish Boarding School
Squamish Indian Boarding School
Squamish Indian Residential School
Squamish Mission Boarding School
St. Paul's Day School
St. Paul's Indian Day School
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