Monday, August 14, 2006

Disaster on Bell Street

I was reading the online version of the Ottawa Citizen while eating my lunch today when I came across the following item:

Fire damage put at $380,000

A fire on Bell Street early yesterday at a two-storey commercial/residential complex caused about $380,000 in damage. The Ottawa Fire Department says the fire at 188 Bell St. caused about $250,000 worth of structural damage and consumed about $130,000 worth of contents. Firefighters responded to the call at 2:37 a.m. and reported that flames were visible upon arrival. No one was in the building at the time of the blaze, which required 50 firefighters and 17 trucks to extinguish. The cause is still under investigation.

[It's got the little key symbol that means I can't read any more, but if you're a subscriber, here's the link for more.]

That must be just around the corner, I thought, 188 Bell Street, on my side of the block. Why does that address sound familiar? It's not...

I went to my blog and did a search. Opened the top posting and there it was.

I went by after work and took photos. Wedel,my source of 90% chocolate has been destroyed.

And yesterday, I thought I lived a charmed life.


bob said...

Looks like it was arson too:

I never even got to check out the fine chocolate b4 someone decided i couldn't. T'is a shame.

Asteroidea Press said...

oh no! oh no! I'm not entirely surprised about it being arson. There are entirely too many fires 'round these here parts for them all to just happen.

So sad. I never got to go back to get the chocolate either. Or the punchkeys, however you spell them in Polish.

Anonymous said...

I just found out about this disaster - it was a favorite shop of mine, not least for the excellent chocolate (which I bought in quantities of 10 bars at a time), and the proprietor is a really friendly guy who makes your day when you visit! I am trying to track him down and find out what happened to him, how he is, and if he will be able to reopen his store. Hope he had good insurance.

public at

Anonymous said...

[url=]make money online sharing files[/url]

Anonymous said...

[b][url=]louis vuitton uk[/url][/b] The Wordpress web-site gives precise instructions relating to the straightforward and safe ways to set up this application. Any user that's adept in working with these blogging purposes could have no problem using the set up process. In case of the newbie, it's always finest to study throughout the presented guidance and after that install Wordpress..

[b][url=]louis vuitton uk[/url][/b] Just don't forget not to abandon it shut to h2o. You are going to uncover you will find a little switch from which to start the product so as that it's going to begin documenting footage. The versions are commonly various however the the vast majority of them are commenced by pressing down a button that is located around the best of its cap..

[b][url=]burberry uk[/url][/b] Different types of Dance footwear can be obtained during the industry in addition to on-line. You may buy Dance sneakers through the on the net shoe retail outlet quite possibly the most demanding are; ballroom dance shoes, Latin dance footwear, salsa dance footwear, Men's Shoes, Swing Dance Sneakers, Dance Sneakers respectively. When you are intending to buy the men's Latin dance footwear several varieties and hottest types of Dance sneakers are available from the net.

[b][url=]burberry uk[/url][/b] The tournament will launch its beginning recreation when Chennai super kings will satisfy head to head to the champions league T20 winner Bombay Indians. Sri Lankan panel proposed the BCCI to host couple video games in Sri Lanka which was refused by the BCCI. Its starting to be increasi .

[b][url=]louis vuitton uk[/url][/b] A. The latest hair clippers offered can be utilized to chop both equally damp and dry hair. This features more styling possibilities, especially for specialist users. When you've got a good knowledge regarding how behaviors are shaped, and a systematic system for changing your practices into ones that happen to be effective for you personally, you have a terrific start out on accomplishing your goals and objectives. Those people who are bent on achievement aren't the type who follow the path of the very least resistance. They realize that some things in lifetime choose effort and self-discipline.

Anonymous said...

mA7W7k mM0M5e[url=] uggs outlet store[/url] cD4F5g uggs outlet online hK0C7s
eN3R5u bM3L3x[url=]genuine ugg boots[/url] lX3Z8n genuine ugg boots gS6Z5i
qF9C0y dV1Z4w[url=]ugg sale[/url] qP3H5p ugg sale cH2V6t
uO9Q0t nY6W8c[url=]uggs outlet stores[/url] wQ0A2b uggs outlet store nM8R7e
fD1F6p pB0H6u[url=]ugg boots sale[/url] xL3V4m ugg boots sale yF1X9l