The recent 12-hour power outage at Sun Rivers raises some interesting issues for the many residents of the relatively new neighbourhood (The Daily News, Sept. 20).
I live in the Talasa complex and noticed many very worrisome occurrences during the outage.
First, there was no communication to Talasa residents, of which there are many, being some of the largest apartment buildings in the city. No notifications were posted to inform of the interruption and who to contact should a sustained outage cause any major issues for particular individuals.
Most alarmingly, though, there was no emergency lighting in the underground parkade, stairwells, hallways, fire exits, or underground hallways. It was pitch black inside the building, even around 6 p.m.
Should a fire have occurred, which was realistic given the amount of candles being burned, it could have easily resulted in the loss of lives.
I’ve realized after this recent episode that living in Talasa is really not all it’s cracked up to be, and that not having the most basic safety procedures in place shows the lack of direction in the development’s management.
Not to mention there is no recycling or public transportation, and it’s expensive as heck!
I realize that Sun Rivers is on reserve land, but does that mean it should be exempt from implementing basic measures to prevent loss of life?