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personal safety

Weaving a web of safety in Metro Vancouver

ā€œIā€™m going to grab you by the scruff of the neck and take you up to the Transit Authority, when we get to Lougheed,ā€ I heard the man behind me threaten.  It was early evening on January 5, 2016...

Vancouver wins Economist's "world's most livable city" for 2011

The Economist ranks Vancouver "the world's most livable city" for the fourth year in a row.