Sunday, June 29, 2014

View Towers Fire and Evacuation Story Links

Last Updated: June 29, 2014 3:04 pm
As one of the residents evacuated as a result of the View Towers fire on May 15, 2014, I thought it would be interesting to collect links found on the story so that they are all in one place for the benefit of anyone following the matter. Despite most of the links below being from Kate Derosa at the Times-Colonist, I have no bias towards her; she’s simply providing most of the coverage on the matter, therefore more links to be found.

If anyone has additional links or if any of the above go dead, let me know as I plan to update this regularly. Links are in chronological order as best as I’m able to make them, in order of original posting date (as opposed to last revision).

Denton, Don “View Towers Fire Closes Downtown Streets” Victoria News May 15, 2014 8:00 am

“View Towers apartment fire sends 8 to hospital in Victoria; Fire forced evacuation of one Victoria's largest apartment buildings” CBC News May 15, 2014 9:12 am, updated May 27, 2014 2:02 pm
Earlier version: “View Towers apartment fire sends 5 to hospital in Victoria” Canada MSN News
Abridged version: Huffington Post May 15, 2014 12:12pm EDT, updated 12:47 EDT
Abridged version: Firefighting in Canada May 16, 2014

Simcoe, Luke “Update: Police officers injured in Victoria apartment fire” Metro News May 15,2014, original time unknown, updated 2:51 pm

Edgell, Susan “Apartment Fire in Victoria; Officers Sent To Hospital For Smoke Inhalation” CFJC TV May 15, 2014 3:48 pm

Spurr, John “Cigarette suspected cause in View Towers fire” C-FAX 1070 May 15, 2014 3:54

McElvoy, Justin “Approximately 100 people displaced by fire in Victoria’s View Towers” Global News May 15, 2014 6:50 pm

User, Super “A huge fire in Victoria's View Towers could have been much worse. Stacy Ross explains.” CHEK News: Officlal Page May 15, 2014

Derosa, Kate “Victoria highrise fire forces as many as 100 people to flee from homes” Times-Colonist May 15, 2014
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I’ve added spaces to the above URL as the original link is dead. However: it is the source of the following
The Province May 16, 2014
Vancouver Sun May 16, 2014
Calgary Herald May 15, 2014 (no story text found beyond the headline, just image)
Abridged version: Vancouver News May 15, 2014 9:50 pm
Abridged version: Press Report May 16, 2014 5:28 am

Derosa, Kate “Police officers warned tenants to flee View Towers” Times-Colonist May 16, 2014 10:52 am, updated same         

Derosa, Kate “50 still locked out of suites after View Towers fire” Times-Colonist May 16, 2014 9:41 pm
Same: iPick News May 16, 2014

Sidhu, Pav “Fire in Victoria View Tower Apartment” Victoria Feed May 16, 2014

Derosa, Kate & Dickson, Louise “Displaced residents of fire-hit View Towers ‘want answers’“May 21, 2014 9:29 pm
Abridged version: Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness May 22, 2014

“Red Cross steps in for View Towers residents in Victoria” Victoria News May 22, 2014 9:00 am

Derosa, Kate & Cleverley, Bill “Mail deliveries to Victoria’s View Towers halted amid safety fears” Times-Colonist May 22, 2014 9:48 pm, updated May 23, 2014 12:40 pm

Price, Ryan “Poverty society worries about possible View Towers evictions” C-FAX 1070 May 30, 2014 5:48

Derosa, Kate “Tenant of fire-hit View Towers asks: Why was I on evacuee list?” Times-Colonist May 30, 2014 10:20 pm

Derosa, Kate “Displaced by fire, some View Towers tenants face eviction” Times-Colonist May 31, 2014 12:29 pm
Abridged version: Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness May 30, 2014
Related post: Times-Colonist Facebook page May 30, 2014 7:44 am

“View Towers Tenant Solidarity Rally” View Towers Tenant Solidarity Rally Facebook page created June 6, 2014

Derosa, Kate “Suite undamaged in fire, but View Towers tenant still must go” Times-Colonist June 7, 2014 9:55 pm

Hines, Kym “View Towers Tenant Solidarity Rally:Wed, June 11th 12 – 1pm” thawVictoria June 10, 2014

Wilson, Carla “Fire-hit Fort Street businesses get support as they work to reopen” Times-Colonist June 11, 2014 8:34 am

Palmer, Daniel “View Towers’ resident problems simmer” Victoria News June 11, 2014 3:00 pm
Abridged version: Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness June 12, 2014

Derosa, Kate “In Victoria fire aftermath, View Towers ‘renovictions’ condemned”  Times-Colonist June 11, 2014 7:30 pm

“Volunteer legal society is pitching in to help those displaced at View Towers” CHEK News June 11, 2014

Hines, Kym “Solidarity Rally for View Towers Tenants: A Photo Show.” thawVictoria June 12, 2014

Derosa, Kate “Owner of Victoria's View Towers has history of disputes”  Times-Colonist June 16, 2014 9:35 pm
Related post: Times-Colonist Facebook page June 17, 2014 7:03 am

Derosa, Kate “Ontario activist blasts View Towers apartment evictions in Victoria” Times-Colonist June 18, 2014 10:34 pm
Related post” Times-Colonist Facebook page June 19, 2014 7:46 am

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