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Chapter One

Unearthing the risk in Cascadia


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This chapter examines officials’ attempts to downplay or dismiss the risk of earthquakes since the discovery of the North American Pacific West Coast. Pieces together the events of the Cascadia Event in the 18th century. Addresses various metropolitan centres’ preparedness for a major event.



Gregor Craigie

Gregor Craigie has been a news producer, reporter, and on-air host. He is presently the host of CBC’s On the Island in Victoria, BC. He is a former reporter for CBS Radio and a former BBC journalist, who read the news to millions of American listeners of The World on Public Radio International.