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Vancouver This Week: Everything You Need To Know (July 1-7)

Vancouver This Week

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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.

The week started off with Canada’s 152nd birthday. There was a ton of things to do across the city, and nation, but there was also some mayhem, most notably with a drunk teen punching a cop that resulted in Ambleside Beach being completely shut down. Translink also quietly raised fare prices once again, as of Canada Day.

New Police Upgrades

Despite that incident on Canada Day, there was several pieces of news that this week that the police, and you, can be happy about. One local police department announced that they’re switching to electronic ticketing. Another is about to make reporting crimes online a thing. And a police officer made of metal was hired by another local police department.

Local Police Department Switches To Electronic Ticketing

There’s A New Way To Report Crime In Richmond

Local Police Employ Officer Made of Metal To Enforce Road Safety

A Series of Earthquakes

This week also saw an unfortunate amount of earthquakes. Early Thursday morning, one was detected off the coast of Haida Gwaii, formerly know as the Queen Charlotte Islands. Then early Friday morning, three earthquakes of varying magnitude were detected near Vancouver Island.

Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Detected Off BC Coast Near Haida Gwaii

Three Consecutive Earthquakes Detected Off Vancouver Island

Big Picture News

This past week also saw a second protest put together by Hong Kong supporters in Canada, joining a list of 29 other cities around the globe in solidarity with Hong Kong and its fight for democratic values and civil liberty. Also, a United Nations study concluded that BC has the highest rate of cannabis use in the nation. What could BC look like in the near future?

Vancouver Joins 29 Other Cities Around The Globe In Support of Hong Kong

Canada Likes Weed. BC Loves It. What Does That Mean For BC? 

Things To Do

In lighter news, our resident foodie, Meagan, recommends a new matcha fondue place for you and your friends to experience. And last but certainly not least, our events expert, Hamed, tells you where you need to be this weekend if you’re looking for a good time, in our weekly weekend guide.

Matcha Fondue Is A Thing And You Can Get It In Vancouver

26 Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (July 5–7)

Enjoy your weekend!

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