Doorknobs dead? Halifax latest to mull ban

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:12 PM ET

Halifax is the second Canadian city to consider restricting the use of doorknobs in new homes.

The city will discuss the issue during a meeting next month.

The move follows in Vancouver's footsteps, where politicians favoured the easier-to-use door handle.

The ban not only applies to municipal buildings such as Vancouver City Hall, where most of the treasured art deco style doorknobs will be removed, but extends to all new homes built within city limits.

The Vancouver bylaw isn't retroactive, so residents won't have to get rid of doorknobs they already have in their homes.

Vancouver is the only municipality in B.C. that has the authority to create its own bylaws to regulate the design and construction of buildings.

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