Vancouver's top firefighter has called it quits. There were rumours swirling about this for weeks and now we can confirm it's official.
Ray Holdgate will be packing it in after 35 years on the job. He is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet and Vancouver has lost one of its best public servants. His rocky relationship with the Vancouver Firefighter's Union...well, not so hot. We'll have more to report on that in the coming days.
So the body count rises by one. The City of Vancouver recently lost its City Manager, Deputy City Manager and now the Fire Chief. It is expected that within weeks another big shoe is about to drop...stay tuned for that one, it will knock your socks off.
Here is a copy of the email sent out by City Manager Penny Ballem: