Luiz Lopes, Student
12666 72 Ave Surrey, BC V3W 2M8 Canada
Phone: (604) 599-2100
February 18th, 2013
Information and Privacy Office – City of Vancouver
City Clerk’s Office
Fx: (604) 873-7419
To whom it may concern:
Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, please provide me with:
- A copy of all Notices of Violation – Infraction, Unable to Inspect Premises Notice (resulted in legal action and/or re-inspection fees), reports of fire sprinkler inspection and ASTTBC (Applied Science Technicians and Technologies of BC) certification from all nightclubs located on Granville St. and Gastown neighborhood provided by Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services since Jan. 1st, 2012.
If there are problems releasing some portions of the documents requested, please do not withhold release of all the documents, but instead forward those you can release.
To avoid photocopying fees, you may provide me these records in PDF format – either via email or on CD.
If you have any concerns, please phone me.
Please advise me when the material is available for release.
I chose this request based on the haunting news about the death of more than 230 Brazilians in the nightclub Kiss. Right after the tragedy, a lot of contradictions emerged between the fire department, the city’s political leaders and the club owners, exposing how fragile was police training and the fire inspection system. Thereby, I was curious about how nightclubs in Vancouver deal with fire inspections, especially because Granville St. and the Gastown neighbourhood have various ancient buildings. The City of Vancouver does not provide info on how to mail the request, but an interesting point is that they have the option to send it online, using a specific format.
Featured image by Theen.