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Motor vehicle destroyed in fire

POPLAR—The Gore Bay-Gordon/Barrie Island volunteer fire department responded to a motor vehicle fire that occurred on Poplar Road on June 27.

“The vehicle was completely destroyed (in the fire),” stated Mike Addison, Gore Bay fire chief, this past Saturday.

The vehicle, a 2002 S-150 pick-up truck, was on fire and the firefighters responded to the call of the blaze at 8:50 pm on the evening of Monday, June 27. Firefighters used foam on the vehicle and water to douse the blaze. “The fire occurred on Poplar Road just north of Coburn Road,” Mr. Addison told the Recorder.

Mr. Addison noted the driver of the vehicle was not injured, and was standing on the side of the road when fire fighters arrived.

“We suspect the cause of the fire was electrical,” said Mr. Addison, who said the blaze was not deemed as being suspicious.

Gore Bay Lionsfest celebration this weekend

GORE BAY—It is time to roar this coming weekend, July 8-9.

The annual Gore Bay Lionsfest celebrations will be taking place in Gore Bay with something for everyone to enjoy.

The weekend events will begin on Friday evening with the consignment auction at the Gore Bay Curling club. The auction will start at 6 pm, with auctioneer Norm Morrell. There are no reserve bids, and consignments will be accepted Thursday from 1 to 9 pm, and Friday morning.

And while you’re bidding on items up for auction you can enjoy beef on a bun or hot dogs and enjoy a beverage at the licenced event.

On Saturday, children’s games will take place from 12 noon to 2 pm and the Lions famous barbecue beef and pork supper will be held from 5 to 7 pm (children $10 and adults $18).