I use to believe Canadians were very advanced builders until I took a closer look at this building in the link provided. The amount of wood used to onstruct this building is unlike any building I've seen constructed in the northeast U.S and we see hurricanes!
Maybe this is why Canadians are big promoters of closed cell foam insulation so they have something to glue those sticks together?
Why would a building constructed with so much wood collapse in high winds with such strict building practices in Canada? Afterall Canada has some of the most regulated trades in North America.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ ... -1.3546656