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Goodbye rats, goodbye building

In the absence of a Pied Piper, the health authority that looks after Vancouver's Lower Mainland wants authori...


In the absence of a Pied Piper, the health authority that looks after Vancouver’s Lower Mainland wants authorities to require demolition companies to kill off the rats in any site before a building is taken down. A report by CBC news reported that Vancouver Coastal Health are advising that extermination should be a requirement of a demolition permit.

Whether rats occupying buildings are as intuitive as those who were reported to flee from wooden ships embarking on fatal voyages, remains to be seen.