Early-morning blaze destroys heritage building in Coombs - January 3, 2021
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Fire destroyed the Rastafarian cannabis store in downtown Coombs early Sunday morning. The historic landmark was built in 1921 as the Coombs Community Hall and served as a community centre until it was sold in the mid-1990s to become a retail store. Led by Coombs Hilliers Fire Chief Aaron Poirier half a dozen fire crews from as far away as Bowser and Lantzville battled the blaze through night and into the morning and were able to protect surrounding buildings including those on the fairgrounds from being damaged. The Rastafarian store is located across the laneway from the north end of the fairgrounds.

Coombs History extends a huge thank you to Aaron Poirier of the Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department and the fire departments and crews that attended:

Coombs Hilliers Volunteer FD

Errington Volunteer FD

Parksville Volunteer FD

Qualicum FD

Nanoose Volunteer FD

Dashwood Volunteer FD

Bowhorn Bay Volunteer FD

Lantzville Volunteer FD

Remembering the Coombs Community Hall...

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