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April 16, 2008
Jeff Schamber mans a fire hose as merchandise inside this building is destroyed by flames early Friday morning. The building is located on 49 Street near downtown Provost. Fire chief Barry Johnstone, seen at right said the building was pretty well gutted and may have to be torn down. Story, more pictures in this paper. Photos by Corey Hunt.
Fire That Guts Commercial Building ‘Suspicious’
Fire gutted a building near downtown Provost early Friday morning, April 11. There were no injuries.

The building is owned by Provost Hardware and fire chief Barry Johnstone says they are “not sure” of the cause of the fire that was called in at approximately 3:30 a.m. The fire chief says he was in contact with the Fire Commissioner’s office who is seeking more information before they decide if they will visit the site. Johnstone says the fire was “kind of suspicious.”

Sam Leganchuk, who operates Provost Hardware told The News that “it might be arson, it might not be” adding that an investigation is ongoing. He had no insurance on the building or its contents and declined to say publicly how much his loss was. Since the fire Leganchuk made a “handshake deal” to sell the building to someone else who plans to tear it down and put up a new building. He was called to the scene early that morning while the building was on fire.

Firemen stayed until 8 a.m. putting out the fire.

The building had been used in recent years for storage.

The building, directly across the back alley from Telus (which faces Main Street) is at 5116 - 49 St. and was originally the Oddfellows Hall. In later years it was used by Larson’s Furniture as a warehouse, operated by Jim’s (Rowe) Upholstery and Sears and later by Ron Schole as Sears as well as a stationery store.

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Start on $11 Million Arena, Pool This Summer
• M.D. Puts in More Money
Construction of new swimming pool and arena worth an estimated $11 million to $12 million will begin this summer and be open in September 2009 if tenders meet expectations.

A boost for the project was received when the M.D. 52 council met on Thursday and the amount of money to be contributed for the project went from $3.4 million to $5.4.

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3 Archaeological Students From Ontario Universities to Study at Bodo Site
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask: We ask "What’s the Trick to Winning at Badminton?"
. . . and we heard opinions from Nathan Humphreys, Ace Shin, Ashley Southoff, Caleb Craig, and Krista Culleton.
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