- March 15, 2013 - 12:17
Due to the recent string of fires effecting major businesses, apartments, hotels, shopping malls, convenience stores, and other important gathering places in the province, perhaps now is the time for the Dunderdale Government to wake up and start imposing tighter fire regulations. For starters, at all shopping centres, hotels, apartment and condominium complexes, supermarkets, convenience stores, and other retail outlets, owners should be required to implement a sprinkler system and it must be inspected every two months. Keep in mind that everyone suffers when proper fire prevention measures are not taken including lost jobs, lost economic output, and even higher insurance premiums. As long as property owners in Newfoundland and Labrador don't take proper fire precautions, including mandatory sprinkler systems are public outlets, these fires will continue.