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City of Calgary to inspect all arenas following arena roof collapse

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WATCH: The City of Calgary is set to inspect dozens of arenas across the city in response to the roof collapse at the Fairview Arena. Bindu Suri reports – Feb 23, 2018

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated the City of Calgary would be inspecting all arenas and civic buildings. It has since been updated to clarify officials will only be inspecting city arenas. 

The City of Calgary will begin inspecting all arenas next week following Tuesday’s roof collapse of the Fairview Arena.

Marco Civitarese, chief building official with the city, began emergency preparations to ensure the structural integrity of the properties even as the investigation into the cause of the collapse continues.

The building had been evacuated on Monday after a loud cracking noise during a novice hockey practice sent everyone scurrying out of the building.

WATCH: Global1 captures footage of the roof collapse at Fairview Arena in Calgary.

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Calgary fire crews on scene of roof collapse – Feb 20, 2018

According to the city, the inspection of more than 50 arenas will get underway on Monday. It’s hoped those inspections will be completed by Friday.

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Notices will be given to the owners/operators of each facility.

As of Friday, investigators still hadn’t been able to get inside the Fairview Arena due to safety concerns.

Civitarese said the priority is to assess arenas that are of the same age and typology of the Fairview Arena.

He said any findings that may result in a building code change would be put to the province immediately to allow for any bylaw infraction or new law to be put in place.

The city said the previous system of inspecting these buildings every five years worked because of Canada’s building codes.

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