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    Wow! I couldn't believe it when I heard on the news that the Gateway hotel in High River Alberta burnt to the ground this morning. I was on my way home from Lethbridge and my SAIT paramedic interview when I heard the news. It brought back memories of the grain elevator fire about a year and a half ago. Had some good Friday nights at Smilie's. Hope Dave404 has a little more insight on the magnitude of the response and resources that were required.
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    OOOPS! Long day - Its always crappy to lose a battle, but nobody injured no other buildings damaged.

    Investigation to start tomorrow - we have an idea, just have to confirm it!
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    I know that hotel. Shame to hear it's gone now. Although, I do have a bad memory of that place (if I'm remembering correctly); one of my summer friends was stabbed and killed outside that hotel many years ago........ WOW, it was a lot of years ago. Glad to hear no one was injured Dave404.

    Looking at those pictures brings back memories, I haven't been back to High River since my Grandparents passed away. I used to love going to the Highwood (damn memory issues) park and sit on the bank of the Bow River. Broke my collar bone when I was 12 in that park, trying to show off for a boy He was nice though, and walked me back to my Grandma's house LOL. The things we do for you men

    Funny how a couple of pictures can cause memories to come flooding back, I could go on forever, but I won't. I'll save you all that pain, kinda like having to watch family trip videos
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave404
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    OOOPS! Long day - Its always crappy to lose a battle, but nobody injured no other buildings damaged.

    Investigation to start tomorrow - we have an idea, just have to confirm it!
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    I'm not familiar with the hotel, but it is sad any time a heritage building is lost. That last picture is quite something

    Glad nobody was hurt, Dave.

    Good job keeping the surrounding buildings from being damaged too!
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    Hey Pfire - yes that was the scene of a tragic murder, and its George lane park and the Highwood River....details, details

    Jay - why yes that is where 404 comes from!

    Burnsy not to worry - the owner said on the news that they had good insurance and intend to rebuild - long live KARAOKE

    Leaving shortly to go dig in the cold, cold snow - oh and by the way - the gas in the picture was in no way used to aid in the fire! I was grabbing the gas to refill the k-12!
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    Hmmmmm just think, it wasn't that long ago that I was running the pump in the bowling alley parking lot. Almost the same spot the DOT truck is parked in.

    That was the elevator fire. And we were worried that morning about the Hotel exposure.

    Good job guys, makes me wish I could have been a part of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave404
    Hey Pfire - yes that was the scene of a tragic murder, and its George lane park and the Highwood River....details, details
    Thanks for the correct names Dave. It has truly been a long time since I've been there. I'll be in Calgary over the holidays, but not enough time to shoot down that way........ one of these days I really have to make the time to go and revisit some childhool haunts.

    I'm curious to know if my Grandparents house has changed and whether or not the current owners still have a garden in the backyard. My Grandpa used to have THE best garden in town !!
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    Got a new link - has some pictures on it as well as a short video (turn volume down - music is a little different for my taste)

    http://justnolan.ca/archive/ID/54

    enjoy!
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