Safe mystery in Parksville

A cylindrical safe with a spin-dial combination was found at a demolition site on Wednesday

DEMO TIME AND SAFE MYSTERY: Parksville Heavy Equipment operator Ernie Nagy took down the Vancouver Island Insurance Centre building at Hirst Avenue and the Alberni Highway Thursday evening to make way for an updated, similar-sized building that the company says better reflects the city’s downtown design scheme. The insurance office is open next door on Hirst throughout the process. On Wednesday afternoon, Parksville Heavy Equipment workers found a safe while they were digging deep into the structure — see Tuesday’s edition of The NEWS for more on this mystery.

DEMO TIME AND SAFE MYSTERY: Parksville Heavy Equipment operator Ernie Nagy took down the Vancouver Island Insurance Centre building at Hirst Avenue and the Alberni Highway Thursday evening to make way for an updated, similar-sized building that the company says better reflects the city’s downtown design scheme. The insurance office is open next door on Hirst throughout the process. On Wednesday afternoon, Parksville Heavy Equipment workers found a safe while they were digging deep into the structure — see Tuesday’s edition of The NEWS for more on this mystery.

What’s in the safe found as workers demolished an old, iconic building?

The Parksville branch of Vancouver Island Insurance Centre is being torn down to make way for a new building, but the foundation may providea glimpse or treasure – related to the city’s past.

A cylindrical safe with a spin dial combination was found at the site Wednesday and is in the possesion of the grandchild of the familypatriarch who owned the building and business many years ago.

Read Tuesday’s edition of the news for more.

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