News

City hall evacuated

White Rock city hall - File photo
White Rock city hall
— image credit: File photo

A suspected gas leak at White Rock city hall resulted in a brief evacuation of the aging premises last week.

Communications officer Jamie Leggatt confirmed Monday afternoon that about two dozen staff were evacuated and Fortis BC called after someone noticed a suspicious odour in the building around 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 11.

While a minor leak was found, Fortis investigators "didn't think that was the cause of the smell," Leggatt said.

"They deemed the system safe."

The evacuation lasted about an hour.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, April 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Apr 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.