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B.C. policy stifled fire safety concerns to promote mass timber highrises, documents show

May 1, 2023 
By Curt Petrovich, CBC News

May 1, 2023, British Columbia – Three years ago, while much of the world hunkered down to wait out the COVID-19 pandemic, the B.C. government set its sights on the sky. It began planning how to fill urban horizons with more highrise living space and office towers using wood as the structural skeleton instead of traditional concrete and steel. It was a lofty goal that’s being emulated in cities around the world. CBC News reports. | READ MORE

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