Toronto Newspaper Editor Escapes Arson Death
September 6, 2011
Vic Flett's Toronto Street News has long been a thorn in side of the Masonic Establishment.
"I was targeted because of a series of stories we are doing about the Mega-Quarry -- 2300 acres will be turned from potato growing into a hole in the ground 200 feet deep for the limestone that will be shipped to the U.S. and China. For drywall. 7,000 trucks a day, 23 tons of explosives 7 days a week."
by Victor Fletcher
I almost got it -- I was awakened Saturday at 4:45 a.m. -- the garage was on fire!
I ran out and saw the 5' square window wood covering was on fire. I went to the 4' wide concrete doorway -- it has no door -- and tried to enter but the opaque smoke inside was too thick.
So, in panic, I thought I'd run around the side and try the back door as there were only papers lying on the floor. Nothing to be afraid of or so I thought.
However, the moment I retreated from the front entrance, the car, a 2010 Chevy Impala, blew up and the whole doorway exhausted a huge loud roaring flame that came out 6-feet from top to bottom of the doorway -- just like in the movies when a car explodes.
It has taken me 2 days to recover my wits and attempt to do any production work which normally goes on 24/7.
I very narrowly avoided being incinerated by 20 seconds.
I'll try to send a pic of the garage -- you can see the scorch marks on the fence where the flame came out.
I was interviewed by teams of emergency people -- fire marshals, police detectives, regular firemen and regular policemen.
The car engine hood blew straight up and over the roof of the car. The back bumper was actually melted off.
My phone lines were cut and I forgot all about my own cell phone -- running instead to a 24-hour variety store to use their phone.
They wouldn't let me go near it for a day as they put a yellow ribbon around it and declared it a crime scene.
I retreated back to the home town to try to settle my nerves with a friend who drove me here.
I was very settled actually but I just wanted to get away from it all.
The internet, phones and TV cable were all down when I left town.
I'm going back in the morning -- Tuesday.
Two of my psychics tell me it was because of a series of stories we are doing about the Mega-Quarry -- 2300 acres will be turned from potato growing into a hole in the ground 200 feet deep for the limestone that will be shipped to the U.S. and China. For drywall. 7,000 trucks a day, 23 tons of explosives 7 days a week.
It will result in a huge hole in the ground no longer able to collect taxes.
It is understood that it will be used eventually to ship water to the U.S. as they have requested railroads to be built to Owen Sound port and to Toronto.
So, why the trucks? It will go on for years.
It is run by a Boston hedge fund. Billions involved. Citibank recently declared people should invest in water shares.
Because of my stories and info two towns Shelburne and Orangeville had town hall meetings and rallies in the parks, etc. this summer to oppose the mega-quarry.
The mayor of Shelburne complained that I had not asked him anything - but he had already recused himself from protesting because he said the quarry was his biggest customer (insurance).
We wrote that he would be like a hockey goalie who left in the middle of the game.
People actually sent $100 cheques and are very angry. Tenants on main street Shelburne have moved out because of the air brakes of the trucks all night already.
Anyway, I guess I am too old now to continue anyway. This may be my swan song.
My closest acquaintances are frightened and want me to give up the paper. I don't blame them.
The arson was very carefully planned.
I thought we'd lose the whole house when the roaring blast of flame came out.