What will it take to make Vancouver ready?
Various organizations; EMERGBC, IPREM, Metro Vancouver, etc. are staffed by really smart people but they are academics. As this article so clearly points out for the umpteenth time, they work in silos.
It took them 8 hours to respond to the small oil spill in the Vancouver inner harbour. They people work in silos.
They turned my offer down to have a specialty firm demonstrate their response skills. They would be on site the next day. When it happens, no local person is going to work.