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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...