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YVR Airport Now Averages 30,000 Passengers Per Day After Travel Restrictions Have Been Eased

YVR Airport Now Averages 30,000 Passengers Per Day After Travel Restrictions Have Been Eased

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A few weeks after travel restrictions have been relaxed across the country, the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is seeing significant growth in daily passenger volumes. YVR officials have seen a 50% rise in the number of passengers catching domestic and international flights within the last few days. This amounts to approximately 30,000 passengers, which is the highest tally since the start of the pandemic in 2019. The growth in passenger volume was primarily propelled by the reopening of the US-Canada border last August, which catered to permanent residents currently in the United States and fully-vaccinated American citizens. Beginning on August 9, YVR estimated that the airport accommodated around 23,000 passengers daily. It is expected that the further relaxing of tr...
Struggling Group of Paddleboarders Rescued by Vancouver Authorities.

Struggling Group of Paddleboarders Rescued by Vancouver Authorities.

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Vancouver authorities worked together on Monday to help a struggling group of paddleboarders trapped near Lions Gate Bridge. According to a press release issued by the Vancouver Police Department, several government agencies joined forces on September 7 to rescue thirty stranded paddleboarders in the vicinity of the said bridge. Aside from the VPD Marine Unit, the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, the Coast Guard, and the Fraser Port Authority pitched in to make the rescue mission successful. They managed to get 17 paddleboarders back to shore, while the rest reached the North Shore without assistance. Sergeant Addison of the VPD shared that “their lack of experience, combined with wind, tides, and waves created by heavy marine traffic, pushed the paddleboarders into a ...
BC Vaccine Card is Slated to Be Used For Admittance in Fitness Centres and Gyms

BC Vaccine Card is Slated to Be Used For Admittance in Fitness Centres and Gyms

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On Tuesday, the provincial health officials of British Columbia announced that starting on September 13, the BC vaccine card will be required to access gyms and fitness centers in the region. According to the announcement, residents looking to engage themselves in workouts and similar activities like weightlifting should secure a BC vaccine card to be allowed inside the premises of the said venues. The mandatory use of the vaccine card is expected to last until January 2022 unless otherwise provided by the provincial government. On September 13, residents looking to access fitness centers and gyms in BC must have at least a single shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. The entire two doses of the vaccine must have been administered by October 24. Depending on an individual’s preference, th...
Walt Disney To Open A New Production Unit In Vancouver City

Walt Disney To Open A New Production Unit In Vancouver City

New Production Unit
The 'House of Mouse' will be speeding the burgeoning Vancouver's animation industry. Walt Disney Animation Studios will open a new production house in the city. The facility will focus on series in long-form and projects exclusively for their OTT platform, Dsiney+. Clark Spencer is working as the president of Walt Disney Animation Studios. According to him, both Burbank and Vancouver are places where we can find the world's most brilliant technicians. He believes that the picture quality, animation, narrative, and creativity infused in the projects at both locations would reach the high benchmark of quality that the production house has set for itself. However, the development of narrative and production design would be created in the Burbank headquarters, where the company has o...
5-Year-Old Attacked By Coyote At Stanley Park Raises Safety Concerns

5-Year-Old Attacked By Coyote At Stanley Park Raises Safety Concerns

New Production Unit, Stanley Park
A recent Coyote attack on a five-year-old in Vancouver's renowned Stanley Park has raised visitors' security concerns. There has been a rise in these attacks since December 2020. Scientists suggest that this unusual behaviour may result from the likelihood of coyotes finding human food on trails. The latest attack, which occurred on the night of 10 August 2021, around 9:30 p.m., is the second attack on a young child. British Columbia's Conservation Officer Service reported that a coyote bit a 2-year-old on the night of 12 July also. The boy was running ahead of his family in excitement when a coyote bit him on the leg. His parents drove the animal away. The boy sustained minor injuries and was later discharged from the infirmary. Urban wildlife Program's coordinator with Stanl...
Vancouver Aquarium to Open After a Year’s Hiatus

Vancouver Aquarium to Open After a Year’s Hiatus

New Production Unit, Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver Aquarium is one of the iconic public places of the city besides Stanley Park. It was closed temporarily in the summer of 2020. But little did we know that it would take a year to reopen the aquarium. This will change recently as the aquarium administration has decided to open it and has started to reassemble the staff for managing visitors. Vancouver Aquarium will reopen to the general public on Monday, 16th August 2021. Initially, to avoid any medical disaster in the wake of losing restrictions, the visitors would have to book their visit their time slot online. People who are 12 and over 12 years of age who have not received their vaccination would have to apply a mask at all times while on the premises of the Aquarium. Existing and new aquarium members will be tre...
Rising Cases of Sexual Assaults in Vancouver

Rising Cases of Sexual Assaults in Vancouver

Sexual Assaults
Vancouver police have been seeing red at the alarming rate of increase in sexual assaults report in Vancouver. There has been a sudden rise of cases in the Granville Entertainment District. If statistics of July from this year and the last year are compared, 16 cases were reported this year as against 10 in 2020. The number was 7 in July 2019. Eight cases ranging from groping and forced intercourse were reported from the Granville Entertainment District only. Constable Tania Visintin said that it was a matter of concern for the Vancouver police department, as reported by the Vancouver Sun. Vancouver PD has started an educational campaign on social media to ward off attacks of these kinds with the name Hands Off to spread awareness. Visintin said the campaign aims to let people...
Judge Slammed Wedding Photographer in Metro Vancouver

Judge Slammed Wedding Photographer in Metro Vancouver

Wedding Photographer
A Surrey couple who hired a photographer to take photos and video as a keepsake of their 2015 wedding ended up in court instead, suing him for not delivering on the $8,500 “platinum package” they ordered. Kaman and Ramandeep Rai hired Aman Bal for capturing their big day on camera. But he failed to deliver the wedding photos and videos even after six years despite repeated requests. Eventually, the couple sued him for breach of contract. Because of Bal's non-performance, they were deprived of enjoying their moments with their loved ones, especially those not present. The court awarded a couple of $7000 as compensation for what they would be paying to convert the raw footage into albums and videos by another photographer. A sum of $10,000 was also awarded to them for bearing the m...