もうひとつ。今度はバンクーバー島にある花の街 Victoriaの新聞（Timescolonist）から。残念ながら、The Empress Hotel（この名称ももはや懐かしい！）の近くにあった、あのWax museumが場所リース更新の条件があわずに当面の撤退を余儀なくされ、今後のことも目処がたっていない（up in the air）とのこと。経営者にとってはemotional weekendです。さてこのemotional、つかめそうでつかみにくい単語。どう処理するかな。gachaくんです。（UG）
Wax museum melts into history
Final weekend for famous attraction; future up in the air
The fixture on Victoria's tourism scene for a half century and one of the province's most popular attractions with 400,000 visits a year is closing its doors Sunday night.
When and where the museum will reopen is up in the air, but owner Ken Lane said yesterday it will be at least two to three years. He hasn't secured an alternate location and has hinted it may not be downtown -- or even in the region.
The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow and then on Monday for private groups, friends and Lane's five brothers and sisters before the massive takedown and storage of 350 wax figures and elaborate sets begins.
It's an emotional weekend for Lane and his staff as well as locals who have supported the attraction since 1960, when it opened at Crystal Garden and later moved to the Inner Harbour.
"It's like knowing someone who's been sick for awhile and you know they're ready to pass on ... it's still a shock when it happens," Lane said in an interview. "Everyone has been bearing up very well, though. We knew it was coming."
"I will miss it ... I've taken my kids here for years and they bring their kids now," said a Victoria resident coming out of the museum yesterday. "It would be a shame if we lost this for good. It's a treasure."
The wax museum is leaving the historic CPR Steamship Building across from the legislature after failing to agree on a long-term lease with the Provincial Capital Commission.
The landlord is starting a $3-million seismic upgrade on the 1924 building designed by Francis Rattenbury and P.L. James. The work must be done by March to qualify for federal stimulus funding.
Lane, who wanted a 15-year lease, says no alternative sites have been found, although he hinted earlier it may be set up on the Saanich Peninsula, close to Butchart Gardens, or elsewhere, even on the Lower Mainland or out of province.
After closing on Monday, Lane said it will take six weeks to take apart the sets and dismantle the figures.
Everything will be stored in two secure facilities at an undisclosed location in Saanich.