Public Safety

Chlorine in our Backyard

A 52-year-old industrial chemical plant on the North Shore will close for at least four weeks in the same quarter as  the 2010 Games. This winter, Canexus Chemicals Canada will stop production...

At Canexus, safety was no accident

Reading Megan Stewart’s article about the North Vancouver Canexus chlorine plant took me for a little trip down memory lane. In 1984 I was a student who was hired as a temporary summer worker in the...

Olympic Disaster Waiting to Happen?

A disaster waiting to happen. If something goes badly awry at the Canexus plant in North Vancouver and the wind is blowing my way, my children and I are seven minutes from being dead. Canexus...

Canadian Counter Terrorism, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and the World's Deadliest Chemical

As a crush of spectators, international dignitaries, top athletes, and the world's media descend upon Vancouver for the Olympics this winter, a chlorine facility at the base of the Second Narrows Cros