Sniffer dogs specially trained to find explosives have been brought in as part of counter-terrorism measures at Vancouver’s Winter Olympics.(Sniffing Out Trouble At Olympics continued...)
Three newly constructed luxury hotels in Vancouver are pushing deadlines to the limit in readiness for the Winter Olympics next month.(Three New Hotels Race to Olympic Finish continued...)
Vancouver's homeless are getting more help with the opening of the second of four temporary shelters in the run-up to next month's Winter Olympics.(Vancouver Homeless Get Extra Shelter continued...)
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Village Photowalk
by Roland Tanglao
Vancouver has been long seen as one of the best cities on the whole Earth in which to live. Even this year, Vancouver scored the highest from all the American cities in the prestigious quality of living study by Mercer. And yet it is getting negative international press coverage (From heaven to hell: 18 die as drugs war rages on streets of Vancouver, British Columbia or Colombia?). Why is that?
For the first three months of 2009 alone, Vancouver (2.7 mil inhabitants) has witnessed 45 shootings, 17 of them fatal. That’s 6.3 violent deaths per 1 mil inhabitants. Compared to Toronto (5.1 mil inhabitants), there was 11 murders in the same period, which works out at 2.2 violent deaths per 1 mil inhabitants - almost three times less!(Vancouver: Olympics in the Shade of Violence? continued...)