My Sunday school trip, or “there and back again”


After my trip to Kitisilano, two official crow greeters welcomed me back to the Fairview neighbourhood.

Usually I sleep-in on weekends but Sunday morning (June 25) I was nearly up with the crows, if not the sun. That was because I was going to school—the General Gordon Elementary replacement school, to be precise.

I made the trip for a post I’m writing about the use of polyethylene-filled, aluminum composite material (ACM) cladding on buildings in Metro Vancouver. A construction worker friend of mine led me to believe that a renovated school, domewhere off West Broadway Avenue, between Arbutus and Macdonald Street was clad with this type of ACM—the same type of external cladding which helped turn the Grenfell Tower fire in London, U.K, into a lethal inferno, which took at least 79 people’s lives.

There are, in fact, many low-rise buildings in Metro Vancouver which are covered in flammable ACM…

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