A fire that completely gutted a house in the 1000 block of 7th Avenue last night may well have taken the homeowner's life as well, had it not been for the man's pets.
Fire chief Gerry Rempel said the homeowner was the only person in the house, and he was sleeping right through the smoke alarm when his dog jumped on him.
The man awoke to find both his dog and cat trying to get his attention, at which point he heard the alarm, smelled smoke and left the house, calling the fire department from a neighbour's place.
My son did a really neat thing this week – a neat thing that served to underline some ugly truths of our modern world.
Kimberly Ruth Noyes has been found ‘not criminally responsible for reason of mental disorder’ in the killing of 12-year-old John Fulton of Grand Forks.
The very last issue of the Weekender will hit our mailboxes tomorrow, and the Nelson Daily News is already closed for good.
Perhaps I'm just following it out of pure jealousy and morbid curiosity, but I have been all too amused and interested in the historic falls that two of the worlds' more well-off stars took these past two weeks.