Canadian Tire in Nanaimo evacuated during ladies night event

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
November 18, 2018 - 8:43pm

The Canadian Tire was evacuated for roughly an hour after a ladies night event took a wild turn. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

A malfunctioning boiler is to blame for a ladies night event at Canadian Tire going briefly awry.Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

NANAIMO — A ladies night event at Canadian Tire boiled over Sunday night and caused the store to be evacuated. 

Upwards of 600 women hunting for bargains were forced outside for roughly an hour after the boiler malfunctioned. 

Nanaimo Fire Rescue confirmed to NanaimoNewsNOW the boiler sent smoke into the building and also outside, which covered the Nanaimo North Town Centre area in smoke. The situation was fixed and the event finished for the night. 

Event attendees told NanaimoNewsNOW the evacuation was fairly calm and orderly despite how many people were there. 

No one was injured.


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