- August 30, 2012 - 12:45
Sounds like regulators not doing their job an a company that doesn’t take its responsibility of the handling and storage of explosives and associated equipment seriously. Ensure the fine they receive makes them remember for a long long time. The theives are low lifes for sure but we can only control our own actions not the actions of all the Idiots around us. I know it's terribible but the law says we must protect everyone.
- Joe it All
- August 30, 2012 - 07:41
First an electronic blasting machine was stolen and then dynamite was stolen and they don't think it was related. That is very hard to believe. With the blasting machine being stolen the company should have been much much more vigilant against the second theft. Very imcompetent on the part of the company.
- August 29, 2012 - 23:31
They didn't report a theft of blasting equipment? This company shouldn't have a permit for explosives!
- PETER L
- August 29, 2012 - 17:33
It's about time that City Sand & Gravel was shut down completely. It's a blasting and rock industry in the heart of residential Paradise, is an eyesore from all around, and has private lands prime for further development caught in a "buffer zone". If that's not expropriation without compensation I don't know what is. There is enough space around, outside city and municipal boundries for this kind of operation, and God only knows why it is allowed to continue when even the municipalities are against it's continued operation. What kind of pull do they have in the Provincial Government to be allowed to continue in spite of all the opposition. Shut it down now and be done with it, sooner or later something much worse will happen. And why wasn't these explosives better contained, too much negligence at that quarry so just shut it down.
- Ben Laying
- August 29, 2012 - 16:12