Re: Risks not worth it, Letters to the Editor, Burnaby NOW, Nov. 30 and Emergency generator part of $2M city upgrade, Burnaby NOW, Nov. 30.
I would like to thank Lise Kreps for her astute observations about our current pipelines and future pipeline expansion in Burnaby.
She talks of the concern of pipes bursting near children, schools and parks.
Meanwhile, the City of Burnaby is spending $2 million to upgrade their computer systems in case of emergencies like an earthquake.
When you look at both news pieces, I wonder what the city is doing to help our schools, especially those surrounded by gas pipelines in their emergency preparedness?
I am still blown away by how many grants the city gives for festivals ($35,000 reported in your last issue) when it does not tackle the very important issue of keeping our children safe in case of an emergency.
Where would you evacuate those children in those six schools if the gas pipelines burst?
After the major eathquake off of Haida Gwaii, who in city hall or the school board has made any improvements towards the safekeeping of Burnaby citizens, young and old?
Louise Hazemi, Burnaby