BC ACORN Office Destroyed by Fire

Early this morning a fire that broke out in New Westminster completely destroyed the building that houses the BC ACORN office. 
BC ACORN's office is the hub of member and staff activity, and houses our Free Income Tax Site which serves thousands of families throughout the year. 
Investigation in progress.  Thankfully no one was hurt. 

Metro News: Vancouver seeks legal action against problem landlord

An East Hastings landlord is in hot water after letting tenants move in despite numerous safety violations and without the city’s approval.
The owners of 3683 East Hastings St. have been renting 60 apartments in the four-storey building since January 2013 even though it never passed safety inspections after it was extensively damaged by a fire in 2002, according to a report by Carli Edwards, the city’s deputy chief building official.