Thursday, March 16, 2006

It is only a game folkes.

UPDATE: From CBC Sports

A letter containing a suspicious white powder arrived at GM Place Monday, resulting in the home of the Vancouver Canucks being quarantined for several hours.

According to police, contents of the letter, which had Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi's name on it, leaked onto a desk after being opened by Orca Bay staff.

None of the seven employees for Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment, the company that owns the Canucks, who were exposed to the material in the letter became ill.

Const. Howard Chow said the hazardous materials team later determined the substance was not harmful.

The Canucks did not play at GM on Monday, as they suffered a 4-2 loss in Dallas to the Stars

Like I suggest it is only a game people.

This off the news feed at CKNW.

GM Place scene of HazMat scare - 7 quarantinedMar, 14 2006 - 12:30 AM
VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980) - Vancouver Police are investigating a suspicious envelope that set off a level-three hazmat scare at GM Place yesterday.Orca Bay staff called the VPD when a white powder trickled out of a letter that apparently made some reference to Canucks' star forward Todd Bertuzzi.

Harvey Jones, Vice President and General Manager of Arena Operations, says high-profile players get fan mail of all kinds, "I've never had to deal with a situation like this before. Obviously we get all kinds of mail. People are very emotional and the letters reflect how the team's doing in the standings, as a rule. But no, this is the first time I've had to deal with something as serious as this."

None of the seven Orca Bay employees exposed to the powder became ill. But they were quarantined for about four hours while tests were conducted.
They've been told it could have been flour, or at worst, rat poison.

When Bert plays bad I yell at my TV - I thought that was crazy. Seems there are far more crazier puppies out there.


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