Congratulations to the Hope Fire Department for a job well done on the big fire on Sept. 17. This was an old 1940s building, remodelled many times, subfloors and ceilings. Hard to fight. It was a Bank of Montreal at one time, and my good friend Don Skea lived above it, who was a firefighter. Firefighters, pat yourself on the back.
I attended Joanne Dent’s funeral last Sunday, Sept. 24 — very large crowd. Her lover and husband, Don, gave the best talk I have heard in a long time. Told it as it was.