Vancouver businesses dont fear a repeat

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Vancouver businesses dont fear a repeat

Postby sherry2018love » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:55 am

VANCOUVER - Vancouver's downtown busine s community will be watching the Vancouver Canucks set off on their Stanley Cup run with the same excitement as most fans, but busine s owners are also ensuring they're ready just in case Robert Thomas Jersey those same fans ignore the team's latest marketing campaign aimed at averting another riot.The first round of the Western Conference playoffs begins tonight at Rogers Arena, with the Canucks hosting the Los Angeles Kings.But with memories of last year's melee etched into the collective consciousne s of the city, local busine s representatives say they're hoping for the best but preparing for the worst."I think we're going Harry Carson Jersey into this year's playoffs with a sense of confidence that hopefully what occurred last year will not occur again," said Wynne Powell, president and CEO of London Drugs."The feelings to the riots of last year are still very raw. Staff are still affected by it and one should not have to worry about having your life threatened by having a great job in a store in downtown Vancouver."Hit hard by hooligans, the company's Granville Street store lost $400,000 in products because of thefts and suffered $250,000 in damage, said Powell.Staff were forced to hide from looters in a secure lock-up room, he said, and two employees required profe Carl Banks Jersey sional help because they were so traumatized.Powell said the company is not taking any chances and is increasing security.He said the store will supplement break-proof gla s and burglar bars with a metal grill and a full contingent of security to make the store a "very unfriendly place to attack."In the city, too, much has changed since the June 15, Eli Manning Jersey 2011 riot that cost busine ses millions of dollars in damage, led to nearly 80 criminal charges and sparked some serious soul searching by members of the public, elected officials and police.
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