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  • Jane
    November 06, 2012 - 08:08

    ...not to mention the last paragraph of the article which states that the electrical system wasn't yet running so the sprinkler system wasn't operational. In other word, yes, there was a sprinkler system but the building wasn't finished yet. I'm not sure what your point is, Jack. What a huge loss for the community.

  • Jack
    November 06, 2012 - 06:44

    Maybe if the Newfoundland and Labrador Government made sprinkler systems mandatory in mass dwellings and large buildings, especially in communities with low vacancy rates, these major fires will not have happened. Due to contractor incompetence, Labrador City will pay the price as Iron Ore Company employees will not have a place to stay at a reasonable price.

    • David
      November 06, 2012 - 07:43

      Jack, requirments for sprinler systems are governed by the Building Code of Canada, point your blame finger elsewhere buck-o. Did you ever think it might have been arson in advance of Guy Fawkes night.

    • Robert
      November 06, 2012 - 07:59

      Jack! Please go back and read the article again as you have obviously missed important details! There was a sprinkler system but it had not been hooked up yet since the building was still under construction. And sprinkler systems are mandatory in mass "dwellings and large buidings" if not by the government certainly by insurers!