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Znüni News – Wednesday October 24

Yesterday morning an apartment caught fire in the Wesemlin neighbourhood. It was 10.10 when a fire broke out in a kitchen in a building block downtown Lucerne. Three people had to be taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and a further 14 had to be evacuated. Two apartments were affected but the other inhabitants were able to return to their homes later that day.

Yesterday we mentioned a bold plan to have shops remain open until 22.30 during weekdays and 20.00 on Sundays. A survey of shop owners showed that they are much more conservative in their expectations and would be happy if their stores could stay open until 19.00 during the week and 18.00 on Saturdays, the reasonable middle way?

There are 75 beavers currently living in the canton, this was established during a nature survey of the rivers and estuaries in the region. Wolves and lynx numbers are also on the rise, although they are finding it much harder to survive. There have been several cases of animals found dead after they have starved or fell ill because they were malnourished.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Living in Luzern organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.