Police honour three Stewart residents

They saved the lives of a sleeping couple whose cabin was on fire in January 2010.

  • Nov. 14, 2012 8:00 a.m.

THREE PEOPLE received letters of appreciation for rescuing a couple in Stewart when the couple's cabin and shed were on fire. Here they are: Gene Storey

THREE STEWART residents received commendations at an RCMP awards ceremony for saving the lives of a couple whose cabin and shed were on fire in January 2010.

The heroic efforts of Christine Storey, Gene Storey, and their brother-in-law, Robert McKay were recognized with a Commanding Officer’s Letter of Appreciation at the ceremony that saw more than 100 RCMP officers, civilian employees and auxiliary constables from the North District given awards of distinction and Diamond Jubilee Medals Nov. 7 in Prince George.

On a January 2010 morning, Christine Storey saw flames coming from a neighboring cabin on Meziadin Lake, a resort community 70 km west of Stewart, and told her husband Gene.

Gene forced his way past the burning shed and into the cabin where he woke the sleeping couple from their bed.

While the husband was being helped out, Robert McKay assisted in rescuing the wife and helping her to safety as the cabin became engulfed in flames.

Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens was on hand to present the medals and awards.

Recipients from Burns Lake, Dawson Creek, Fraser Lake, Fort St. James, Fort St. John, 100 Mile House, Houston, Kitimat, Klemtu, Mackenzie, McBride, New Hazelton, North District OCC , North District Traffic Services, Northern Rockies, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Stewart, Terrace, Tumbler Ridge and Williams Lake received the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal and Long Service Medals.

Just Posted

Terrace hockey player breaks all-time points record in Major Midget League

Prospects are bright for Mason Richey, suiting up this fall with the West Kelowna Warriors

UPDATE: Cullen demands better leadership over salmon crisis

MP urges ground-level cooperation amidst grim estimates of sockeye, chinook returns

Runners get festive in Terrace St. Patricks Day Run

Nearly all decked out in green, more than 160 people ran the first Terrace St Patty’s Day Run today

Junior Rage takes fifth in Super Series

The Terrace 16U girls won five and lost one game, making an impressive comeback in their final match

Terrace daycare at the centre of debate in B.C. Legislature

MLA for Chilliwack-Kent asked if new NDP health tax would apply to daycares like Willow Creek

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Pro-Trump protest sign with F-word is OK, court rules

Judges say Ontario man can protest publicly, even using vulgar language

VIDEO: Police officer looking for distracted drivers gets hit by truck

Road safety investigator clipped by trailer while patrolling busy intersection

YVR wants you to help name three new puppies

Say hello to the Vancouver Airport’s new assistance pups

Suspect who attacked autistic man in Ontario could be from B.C.’s south coast: police

29-year-old man was sent to hospital with serious injuries

Privacy watchdog to explore Facebook leak

Canadian expert says his analytics company helped Trump campaign capitalize on private Facebook info

Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle

Ride-hailing company suspends all road-testing of such vehicles in U.S. and Canada

Spring snow melt uncovers dirty needles in B.C. city

Vernon residents are upset with number of needles being found around town with spring melt

Most Read