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  • SayWhat
    August 11, 2014 - 20:06

    After looking at the pictures on the CBC website, my first thoughts are about the towers. After the demolition that needs to take place, Government should order an engineering study to see if the structural integrity of the towers has not been compromised. You got to be very, very optimistic this work will be done by Boxing Day.

  • SayWhat
    August 11, 2014 - 20:01

    After looking at the pictures on the CBC website, my first thoughts are about the towers. After the demolition that needs to take place, Government should order an engineering study to see if the structural integrity of the towers has not been compromised. You got to be very, very optimistic this work will be done by Boxing Day.

  • David
    August 11, 2014 - 08:34

    White Hills is not owned by the government. It is owned by the Town of Clarenville. It doesn't recieve any operating funds from the government.

  • Jack
    August 11, 2014 - 06:58

    To prevent what happened at Marble Mountain from ever happening again, the Newfoundland and Labrador Government should require all government and privately owned Alpine Skiing resorts to have lightning suppression equipment attached to Ski Lift shacks, especially Marble Mountain in Steady Brook and White Hills near Clarenville. In addition, with Corner Brook hosting the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games and Marble Mountain likely hosting the Alpine Skiing events, having lifts ready equipped with lightning suppression equipment is the only way to ensure ski lifts won't be lightning damaged in the future.

    • JRM
      August 11, 2014 - 08:14

      "The assumption right now is that the fire was caused by a lightning strike. But with no one around to verify it, Beckett said, that will have to be determined by the investigation."....... "Beckett said there is lightning prevention on all the resort’s lifts and the investigation needs to be done to determine what happened."

  • Corporate Psycho
    August 11, 2014 - 06:13

    How much is this going to cost the taxpayers of the province?

    • Jack
      August 11, 2014 - 08:01

      While insurance will cover some of the damage, Newfoundland and Labrador taxpayers will also be on the hook for it as Marble Mountain and White Hills are government owned ski resorts. Perhaps this accident will force Marble Mountain and White Hills to install lightning suppression equipment on their ski lifts.