INQUIRING REPORTER: Should clothing donation bins be banned?

A man died recently after getting stuck in a clothing donation bin in West Vancouver. According to the BC Coroners Service, this is the fifth time someone has died while stuck in a donation bin since 2015, renewing calls from some organizations to remove these bins until they’re made safer.

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West Vancouver district has already temporarily sealed all clothing donation bins on public land following the incident. Is it time to consider banning these bins while they still pose such a risk?

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