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Kelowna candy store temporarily closed due to fire, smoke damage

Von Schweets suffered the damages on Dec. 20

If you’ve noticed a downtown candy store looks to be lacking its sweet treats, don’t worry, the closure is temporary.

On Dec. 20, someone broke into the candy store Von Schweets (located at 539 Bernard Avenue) and reportedly set a fire inside the shop.

While a video, posted to Facebook, shows a broken window and some burn marks to the interior, the store remains closed because of smoke damage to the building.

Store employees have finished boxing up products affected by the smoke and have begun surface cleaning.

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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