VANCOUVER, March 24 /CNW/ - A surface mudslide occurred yesterday
following several days of unusually heavy rainfall in a construction area
under development by British Pacific Properties (BPP) as a public
"rain-garden" park site for the District of West Vancouver (DWV).
No one was hurt. The slide did not impact homes or gardens of any local
The vehicle of the security guard who witnessed and reported the event
was slightly impacted by the slide.
As soon as BPP was notified of the incident, Golder & Associates
Geotechnical Engineers were dispatched to the site. Under the direction of the
geotechnical engineers, BPP installed a temporary restraining structure to
stabilize the area.
DWV evacuated several residents near the slide area as a temporary
measure until the geotechnical analysis was complete. These residents returned
to their homes after a few hours.
The Geotechnical Engineers have determined that the area is currently
safe; the underlying engineered fill beneath the topsoil is stable and
performing as designed. They will continue to monitor the area 24-hours a day
as long as is necessary to ensure the safety of local residents.
BPP is now cleaning up the slide.
The Geotechnical Engineers will also continue to investigate the cause of
the slide. BPP will provide details of their report as it becomes available.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contact: Geoff Croll, (604)-788-6994,
British Pacific Properties Ltd., Suite 1001, Kapilano 100, 100 Park Royal,
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V7T 1A2