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2014-04-27 at 11:46

Canada Games Complex evacuated Saturday afternoon

By tbnewswatch.com
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THUNDER BAY -- The Canada Games Complex was briefly evacuated Saturday afternoon due to concerns of a chemical spill.

Officials with Thunder Bay Fire Rescue say the city-run facility was evacuated shortly after 3 p.m. when a chemical issue was discovered in a water line leading to the hot tub.

Undiluted industrial bleach is reported to be the cause and fire officials say it was a maintenance issue and the evacuation was just following safety protocol.

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citymtnbiker says:
evacuation was just following safety protocol?? How does this make sense when today's edition of the chronicle journal shows an ambulance on the front page taking 5 people to the hospital for inhaling chmeicals! Either this is sloppy journalism on tbnewswatch part or its a cover-up, or perhaps the Chronical staged the picture! (highly unlikely). As a frequent user of this facility, Id like to know what happened to these 5 people, please!
4/27/2014 5:25:56 PM
bttnk says:
I completely agree. Why exactly are these details missing? The public deserves better.
4/28/2014 8:57:26 AM
Leith Dunick says:
We called the fire department about the situation at the time, and were told it was minor. We weren't told about anyone going to hospital, which is why we didn't go to the scene at the time.
4/28/2014 12:53:09 PM
Tannoy says:
A cover-up? really? you need to step away from the computer and go watch more Jessee Ventura
4/28/2014 12:57:17 PM
citymtnbiker says:
Tannoy, im not talking about Harp or Aleins here. Im talking about the simple fact that this facility is owned by the city and the fact that 5 people went to the hospital could be for lack of better words be "covered-up" to avoid losing members.
4/29/2014 4:54:55 AM
johndoe2014 says:
i was only bleach and the tub was drained within 30 seconds of the incident happeneing from what i heard it was a pump issue the main pump died and the javex pump kept running so when the main started again it let out excess javex
4/29/2014 6:25:49 AM
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