Over the next week, Energeticcity.ca will be posting a series of stories showcasing the biggest news stories in the BC Peace from 2009. This list has been put together based on the total number of views a story received on Energeticcity.ca.
To see the top news stories from January to February 2009, Click Here
To see the top news stories from March to April 2009, Click Here
Below are the top 5 news stories from May to June 2009
House Explosion in Tumbler Ridge
On May 31st, 2009 a huge explosion rocked the community of Tumbler Ridge. Three homes were completely destroyed and more than 20 nearby homes were also damaged.
|House destroyed in major Tumbler Ridge Explosion||Police confirm one person dead in Tumbler Ridge explosion|
|Photos of the house explosion in Tumbler Ridge||Video of the Tumbler Ridge House Explosion|
|Tumbler Ridge residents react to explosion||Suicide deemed the cause of the Tumbler Ridge Explosion|
The Fort Hotel Burns to the ground
On Saturday May 2nd, 2009, the Fort Hotel finally came tumbling down. Shortly after 5pm that day the fire started in the rear of the building and by midnight the entire building had been destroyed. The battle over what to do with the Fort Hotel, still continues to this day.
|The Fort Hotel Burns to the ground||A photo timeline of the Fort Hotel Fire|
|Videos of the Fort Hotel Fire||Fort Hotel fire aftermath|
|City buys Fort Hotel property in tax sale|
Fort Nelson Airplane Crash
On Tuesday June 9th, 2009 a small plane crashed at the Fort Nelson Airport. The pilot advised police that while attempting to takeoff, approximately 200 feet off the ground the plane began to lose power descending rapidly. Both occupants were not hurt in the accident.
|Plane crashes just after takeoff at Fort Nelson Airport|
Charlie Lake Store catches on Fire
It was a busy couple of months for Fire Crews in the region. On Tuesday May 5th, 2009, the Charlie Lake Store caught on fire. No one was injured but the fire did cause major damage to the building.
|The Charlie Lake Store is on fire||Charlie Lake Store fire extinguished|
|No cause found for Charlie Lake Store fire|
Local girl heads to Miss Canada Petite Competition
Thea Theobald was titled Miss Petite Northern British Columbia earlier this year and represented this area in August. Thea ended up winning the national competition but later turned down the crown.
|Local girl heading to Miss Canada Petite competition||Thea Theobald wins Miss Petite Canada Title|
|Local woman turns down Miss Petite Canada title|