Port Coquitlam Places Notice on Title of Art Knapp for Safety Issues

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Wim Vander Zalm at Art Knapp Plantland store in Port Coquitlam. ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG

Tri-City News describes the frustration the City of Port Coquitlam has had getting Art Knapp to follow regulations and address safety concerns.

A year-and-a-half after Port Coquitlam council warned a business owner to bring his buildings up to safety standards or face a penalty, newly elected officials took a hard line Tuesday.

After a hearing with Art Knapp owner Wim Vander Zalm — delayed from the spring of 2017 — council placed a Section 57 notice on his title for failing to take out construction permits.

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PoCo puts a notice on title against Art Knapp

A year-and-a-half after Port Coquitlam council warned a business owner to bring his buildings up to safety standards or face a penalty, newly elected officials took a hard line Tuesday. After a hearing with Art Knapp owner Wim Vander Zalm – delayed from the spring of 2017 – council placed a Section 57 notice on his title for failing to take out construction permits.