The Province talks to Robert Gifford about psychological barriers to emergency prepardness

January 12, 2015 - Robert Gifford has a crate of cans of beans in his basement in case of a big earthquake in coastal BC, but he's quick to admit his token preparation for the Big One is inadequate. He calls this tokenism a “dragon of inaction”—a psychological barrier that prevents people from preparing for disasters. The Province put him at the top of its story this weekend, following up on the recent swarm of earthquake activity off Vancouver Island. The Province