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No More Doorknobs

Have you struggled with doorknobs?

Then you will be delighted with this story.

City Hall is doing away with doorknobs in the building code and starting next march no new building will be permitted to install doorknobs.

But what about freedom we hear you say!

Fear not, you’ll be able to put those knobs back on if you so desire:

Will Johnston, the former Vancouver chief building inspector who wrote the changes in consultation with the building industry, doesn’t see this as the inevitable death of the doorknob because the rules aren’t retroactive. People can also still buy doorknobs and put them back on lever handle-equipped houses.

Read the full article over in the Vancouver Sun.