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Roof Collapses Over Drayton Valley Rink

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DRAYTON VALLEY, Alta.- There's been another roof collapse at a large public facility in Alberta.The roof over the curling rink at the Omniplex recreational centre in Drayton Valley, Alta., came down Friday afternoon.There were no injuries but people...
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DRAYTON VALLEY, Alta. - There's been another roof collapse at a large public facility in Alberta.

The roof over the curling rink at the Omniplex recreational centre in Drayton Valley, Alta., came down Friday afternoon.

There were no injuries but people who were in the building were evacuated as a precaution.

Drayton Valley Mayor Glenn McLean says they’re looking into whether other parts of the roof at the complex are in danger of caving in.

It's not clear yet what caused the collapse but there has been a lot of snow this winter and there have been several other similar incidents around the province this month.

Earlier this week, the roof caved in at the arena in Sylvan Lake, sending one worker scrambling to safety, while earlier this month a tradeshow and agricultural facility at Westerner Park in Red Deer also collapsed.

(The Canadian Press, CHED)

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Snowfall causes Alberta barn collapse, several cows killed

Snowfall causes Alberta barn collapse, several cows killed | Roof Collapse | Scoop.it
Massive amounts of accumulated snow caused a barn near Rocky Mountain House to collapse on Monday, killing 11 dairy cows.
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EDMONTON – Massive amounts of accumulated snow caused a barn in central Alberta to collapse on Monday, killing several dairy cows.

Monday morning, the Simmelink family was in their barn near Rocky Mountain House milking cattle. Shortly after 8 a.m., they took a break for breakfast. That’s when they heard a crack outside.

“Dad stuck his head out to look, and the barn was down,” recalls Devon Simmelink, a third generation dairy farmer.

There were 102 cows inside the barn at the time.

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Curling club roof collapses in Drayton Valley

Curling club roof collapses in Drayton Valley | Roof Collapse | Scoop.it
Firefighters evacuated the Drayton Valley Omniplex early Friday afternoon after part of the curling rink roof collapsed, said the town’s mayor. “The good news is, at this time of day on a weekday, it’s not fully occupied,” said Mayor Glen McLean.
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 Lodgepole area residents forced to leave there homes after a forest fire evacuation order arrive at the Omniplex in Drayton Valley on May 10, 2013.Photograph by: Bruce Edwards

Firefighters evacuated the Drayton Valley Omniplex early Friday afternoon after part of the curling rink roof collapsed, said the town’s mayor.

“The good news is, at this time of day on a weekday, it’s not fully occupied,” said Mayor Glen McLean. “No injuries were reported at all.”

About a dozen firefighters from the Drayton Valley-Brazeau County fire department were called to the Omniplex at 1 p.m., said fire chief Tom Thomson.

“Approximately a third of the curling rink roof collapsed,” Thomson said.

About a dozen people — staff and about six hockey players — were in the building at the time, but no one was in the curling rink, said Thomson

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Roof Snow Removal

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If You Own a Commercial, Residential, or Farm Flat Roof, Metal Roof, Or Large Span Roof and You Live in Central Alberta be Sure to Remove the Snow and Ice Now!

http://blog.grscanadainc.com/2014/01/24/roof-snow-removal.aspx#.UuLnohDn-M8

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Roof Collapse: Arena in Sylvan Lake Alberta Collapses Under Weight of Snow and Ice | GENERAL ROOFING SYSTEMS CANADA (GRS)

Roof Collapse: Arena in Sylvan Lake Alberta Collapses Under Weight of Snow and Ice | GENERAL ROOFING SYSTEMS CANADA (GRS) | Roof Collapse | Scoop.it
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Roof Collapse in Sylvan Lake - Local Arena Roof Collapses

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Whitecourt IGA roof collapses under heavy snow

Whitecourt IGA roof collapses under heavy snow | Roof Collapse | Scoop.it
A newspaper in Whitecourt, Alberta is reporting the town’s IGA store’s roof collapsed Tuesday morning.
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EDMONTON – A news outlet in Whitecourt, Alberta is reporting the town’s IGA store’s roof collapsed Tuesday morning.

The collapse appears to have happened on the east side of the building, and residents tell Global News it was over the post office section of the store.

My Town Today reports fire crews said the weight of the snow caused the roof to collapse. No injuries were reported.

The roof of the same store collapsed in the winter of 2007. There were no injuries.

The store has been closed indefinitely.

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Roof of Drayton Valley curling rink collapses

Roof of Drayton Valley curling rink collapses | Roof Collapse | Scoop.it
Emergency crews in a town southwest of Edmonton are investigating, after the roof of the curling rink collapsed Friday afternoon.
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Emergency crews in a town southwest of Edmonton are investigating, after the roof of the curling rink collapsed Friday afternoon.

A spokesperson with the Town of Drayton Valley said a section of the roof of the curling rink section of the Drayton Valley Omniplex collapsed at about 1 p.m. Friday.

Officials said no injures had been reported, and the fire department was on the scene to secure the building.



Read more: http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/roof-of-drayton-valley-curling-rink-collapses-1.1654870#ixzz2rSP0YB4D

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Gallery: Snow-related roof collapses around the world

Gallery: Snow-related roof collapses around the world | Roof Collapse | Scoop.it
This winter’s record snowfall is being blamed for more than two dozen roof collapses across central
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Gallery: Snow-related roof collapses around the world This winter’s record snowfall is being blamed for more than two dozen roof collapses across central Alberta, including the collapse of the Sylvan Lake arena's roof. Take a look at some collapses from around the world caused - at least in part - by heavy snow.
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Roof collapses at Drayton Valley curling club

Roof collapses at Drayton Valley curling club | Roof Collapse | Scoop.it
Part of the roof at Drayton Valley's curling club came down over the curling sheets Friday afternoon, according to local media reports.
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