Patrons of Salmon Point Pub and Restaurant lament gathering place destroyed by flames
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Patrons of Salmon Point Pub and Restaurant lament gathering place destroyed by flames

The Salmon Point Restaurant and Pub lies smouldering while firefighters conduct clean up operations. The pub caught fire sometime before 5 a.m. on March 1. Photo by Curtis Papove Former patrons of the Salmon Point Pub and Restaurant are expressing sadness after flames destroyed a favorite gathering place south of Campbell River on Friday morning. Jane Moxam, who lived in Campbell River for 17 years before moving to Sylvan Lake, Alta., has warm memories of her children playing in a boat on the grounds of Salmon Point while the family enjoyed a meal on the veranda. “It was just a little pirate ship, and they could just sit in it and pretend they were sailing on the ocean,” she said. “It was lovely,” she said, adding that she would visit the pub with friends from overseas or with her parents, who live at Saratoga Beach. She added that her mother, an artist, had paintings on display at the pub. “That’s all lost,” Moxam said. Heather Holden, a resident of Port Dover, Ont., said she spent several months living with her husband in a motorhome beside the pub while travelling. It was a good place to make friends, she said. […]

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