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Daily Media Report recap: January 2-January 16

2020.01.16

The crash of PS752. An update on the Halifax crane that collapsed during Hurricane Dorian. A Langford, BC, apartment building deemed to not be structurally safe. A professional engineer announces her bid for the federal Conservative Party leadership. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in early January.

Crash of Flight PS752: The crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 in Iran on January 8, 2020, sent shockwaves through the engineering community in Canada. Some of the passengers onboard on the flight were engineers, engineering faculty, engineering graduates, and engineering students from across Canada. APEGA issued a statement, confirming that three of its members had died in the tragic air disaster.

Halifax crane: A crane that collapsed in downtown Halifax, NS, during Hurricane Dorian in September 2019 malfunctioned months prior to the hurricane, according to an engineer’s report from September 24, 2019.

Langford apartment building: Following an independent engineering report in December 2019 that confirmed that a 90-unit apartment building in Langford, BC, didn’t comply with the provincial building code, the city of Langford revoked the building’s occupancy permit. The building’s residents say there has been a lack of direct communication with them about the situation.

Marilyn Gladu: Member of Parliament Marilyn Gladu, a professional engineer, announced her bid to become leader of the federal Conservative Party.