Burnaby bombs

Metrotown Mall – 3, originally uploaded by D’Arcy Norman.

From the CBC [cbc]:

The discovery of a six-inch pipe bomb disrupted commuter traffic around the busy Metrotown Mall in Burnaby, B.C., Thursday night….The discovery prompted the closure of the nearby SkyTrain station, as well as part of the underground parking garage at the mall.The shopping centre is expected to be open for business as usual on Friday morning.    

I’ve never had a job that’s been so affected by terrorism as working at Metrotown. Well not terrorism, but juvenile pranks disguised as terrorism. Back during the Telus strike we’d be evacuating the mall on an almost regular basis due to phoned in bomb threats, and now there’s pipe bombs?  Here all I was worried about yesterday was getting fired and not blown up [jks].  Had I only known the peril I was really in I would have called in sick.

2 Comments so far

  1. maikopunk on March 7th, 2008 @ 11:16 am

    This bomb scare story re-affirms it for me: stay away from Metrotown. I don’t even like passing the place on the SkyTrain.

    You’re a brave and hardy soul for working in a place so besieged by jerks and punks. Stay safe.

    PS I like the new site design.

  2. Jeffery Simpson (van_jeffery) on March 7th, 2008 @ 11:33 am

    Ha ha. I’d hardly call myself brave. The odd thing is that I’ve had more security incidents at Metrotown than I did working downtown Vancouver. People go to malls instead of downtown because they’re controlled environments (and have better parking) but frankly I’ve seen far more crazy stuff in the Burnaby mall than I did downtown.

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