BC Launching New Earthquake Drill

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Emergency Management BC is launching an earthquake alert tomorrow morning as part of Exercise Coastal Response.This will be B.C’s first ever full-scale earthquake simulator. The notification will be sent out shortly after a 7:45 am commencement of the exercise.The alert will say that a fictional earthquake has occurred and a Tsunami warning is in effect for parts of coastal Vancouver Island. The alert will be sent to coastal emergency managers and partner agencies as well as local authorities and First Nations on Vancouver Island.- Advertisement -The response is based on a 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurring off the shore of Southwestern B.C.The exercise is a mixture of real-time activities and simulated activities involving emergency operations, logistics, medical care, mass care, and public information.last_img read more

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Vancouver animators out of work due to Louis CKs admissions of sexual

first_imgAdvertisement About half of the Bardel employees who lost their jobs were placed on another show that was starting at that time, says Tina Chow, the company’s head of development. She says finding positions for the others has been relatively easy because there’s so much demand for skilled animators. Vancouver’s Bardel Entertainment was in charge of animation for “The Cops,” a new TBS cartoon produced by and starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. Fifty-three animators at the studio were put out of work when the show was cancelled after the comedian admitted to masturbating in front of, or on the phone with, five women he worked with at various points in the career. Twitter “I was shocked, since I hadn’t expected him to ever be accused of such things,” she said in an email. “It was really difficult to digest, and I felt awful for the women coming forward.” Dozens of employees for a Vancouver-based animation studio lost a big gig recently after a new Louis C.K. TV series was shelved because of his admissions of sexual misconduct. “It’s a very busy industry in Vancouver,” Chow says. “We were lucky.” That wasn’t the case at Starburns Industries, the L.A. studio making “The Cops,” which hired Bardel to take over animation.In July, when Francis Giglio started working at Starburns as art director for “The Cops,” he was thrilled. He had mostly worked on animated shows for children before, and was looking forward to a primetime project. Giglio and the team of about 40 people he supervised at had completed storyboards for the show’s first five or six episodes when they heard the news in early November. “It needs to change. We can’t be blaming the whistleblower.”By: Maija Kappler The Canadian Press Advertisement “They paid us out for the rest of the week, but that was it,” Giglio says. “We didn’t have any severance or anything.” But while he wanted Louis C.K. to think about the far-reaching consequences of his behaviour, in his letter he stressed that the job loss was worth it if it meant holding C.K. accountable. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The day the allegations broke, Giglio says the atmosphere in the studio was one of shock and confusion. He remembers his employees coming into his office, asking: “What does this mean? Is the show over with? What do we do?”last_img read more

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