"Oh Canada, our home and native land...."

"At night I eat Americans looking for a good time.."

Vancouver (pronounced /væn?ku?v?r/) is a coastal city located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It is named for British Captain George Vancouver, who explored the area in the 1790s. The name Vancouver itself originates from the Dutch “van Coevorden,” denoting somebody from Coevorden, a city in the Netherlands. The largest metropolitan area in Western Canada, Vancouver ranks third largest in the country and the city proper ranks eighth. According to the 2006 census Vancouver had a population of just over 578,000 and its Census Metropolitan Area exceeded 2.1 million people. Its residents are ethnically diverse, with 52% having a first language other than English. For many years, nightlife in Vancouver had been somewhat restricted by early closing times for bars and night clubs, and a reluctance by authorities to allow for further development. Since 2003, however, the City of Vancouver has experimented with later closing hours and relaxed regulations, and an effort has been made to develop the Downtown core further as an entertainment district, especially on and around Granville Street. Recent legislation in the reform of national marijuana laws have led to an increase in foreigners moving from California to create open markets or trade in the mary-jane buyers arena. Although you can be charged with trafficking for simple possession of scales or baggies, the leniency of possession of 15-30 grams are punishable only by fine nowadays. Bien Venue .. Why am I stil in Boston..???  It’s the @#$%ing 2010 Winter Olympics…  !

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