Earthquakes key in cop shop location decision

Ladysmith – So North Cowichan council has the criteria set to pick a new cop shop. Perhaps something that should be thought about is the Somenos Marsh during an earthquake.

I’ve heard that the land under parts of the greater Vancouver area will liquefy during a large quake. Buildings do not float well. Why wouldn’t the same thing apply here? If we have spent millions to bring old buildings to earthquake readiness, and are going to spend more millions on more public buildings, why build on a river delta with its own problems? Great idea, put the new hospital somewhere on the marsh too. I do not know how deep the silt is on any part of Somenos Marsh, but has this even been thought about?

Ken Sharp


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