Built in 1878 by John Fitzpatrick, a local landmark, the Lorne Hotel (oldest hotel in BC) just burned to the ground. I received a text this morning from the Big Mac Attack then walked by it when I got to work. According to rumour, the fire started around 1:00am and the hotel took no time to burn. Lots of good memories associated with the oldest hotel in BC; where will the annual Boxing Day reunion be held now? It’s going to be interesting to see what the fire chief determines is the cause of the fire. Another Comox landmark up in smoke; remember the Edgewater!!