Building tests positive for asbestos prompting the evacuation of more than 100 people.

An asbestos scare is forcing more than 100 people out of their Victoria apartment building. “It’s devastating,” says tenant Shigenori Murata. “We are all very concerned.” The building was tested for asbestos after two tenants reported dust in their suites in mid-January. Those tenants were moved immediately but the entire building…

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Tenants worry about potential asbestos exposure

People who live in a Victoria apartment tower that is undergoing renovations are worried about health risks after WorksafeBC stopped work over concerns that asbestos has been disturbed. A notice posted on the front entrance, in Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood, says work inside the 14-storey building has been halted after a Dec. 14 inspection found…

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