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Vancouver This Week: Everything You Should Know (July 8–14)

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A lot happens in Vancouver. And even more so in the summertime. At 604 Now, we’re here to help you sort through all the news so you know what’s important in your city, and what there is going on. Here is everything you need to know about from this past week.

Urban Development News

This was a big week for Vancouver, in terms of development news. Approval for a 2-storey standalone Apple flagship store was passed this week, and two big supermarkets with a unique, South-Asian focus opened their doors for business.

Vancouver Is Getting A 2-Floor, Standalone Flagship Apple Store

Two South-Asian-Centric Chalo! FreshCo Supermarkets Are Now Open In Surrey

Silicon Valley North

This week also saw Fortune 500 company Fujitsu select Vancouver to be the home of their global artificial intelligence HQ. Amazon also announced that they are opening Canada’s first Cloud Innovation Centre, at UBC. This continues a recent trend of Silicon Valley companies moving up here to Vancouver, so we here at 604 Now thought it would be nice to put together a list of world-renowned tech companies that you may or may not have known were in Vancouver. Best part? They’re hiring.

10 World-Famous Tech Companies Currently Hiring In Vancouver

A Series of Humourous Events

NBA champion and former Toronto Raptor Danny Green was in town this week. His trip got off to a rough start, though, as a few of his bags were stolen from his car. Nobody was hurt, but Vancouver isn’t feeling too sympathetic for the 3-point sharpshooter, as his bags were in the backseat of a car in…East Hastings. Also, two seniors are in hot water for throwing hot soup at a woman following an argument.

Former Toronto Raptor & NBA Champion Danny Green Robbed While In Vancouver

Two Seniors Arrested In Burnaby For Assault By Soup

Thing To Do

Have you heard of White Rabbit candy? Did you know that White Rabbit roll cake was a thing? Our resident foodie, Meagan, tells you where you can get it.

This White Rabbit Roll Cake Will Take You Back To Your Childhood

And last, but certainly not least, our events expert, Hamed, breaks down all the fun things going on this weekend, in our weekly weekend guide.

28 Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (July 12–14)

Have a great weekend!


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