It goes without saying that Vancouver is Canada's weed capital. We have the most lenient view of marijuana in the country, and dispensaries on every street corner, so it's no surprise everyone wants to get their hands on our BC bud.
Started by local celebrity stoner Marc Emery, tomorrow marks the 21st annual 420 rally in Vancouver. It's become so popular in fact, that over 10,000 people are expected at this year's edition, taking place at Sunset Beach in Downtown Van. So whether you're an avid stoner, or just a professional people-watcher, here are 4 things to do in Vancouver on 4/20.
1. Local Music
Local hip hop artist Matt Brevner will be performing at this year's 420 rally at its new location of Sunset Beach in downtown Vancouver
2. Check Out The Booths
Tons of local vendors will be setting up shop near the beach, so if you're in need of a new bong or some free weed cookies this is the spot.
3. Participate in the “Smoke-out”
Every year at 4:20pm, thousands of people light up their doobies and smoke their bowls together in the fight to legalize marijuana in Canada.
4. Head to Wreck Beach
If you're not in the mood for big crowds, head over to Vancouver's favorite clothing-optional beach to smoke weed. It's pretty much always 420 at Wreck.
Some of the highest case rates were recorded in the following regions: Nisga'a, Upper Skeena, Prince Rupert, the Vancouver Coastal Health Region, Howe Sound, and some small parts of the Fraser Health Region including Surrey and Abbotsford.
The map represents cases from January 2020 to April 2021 and it also shows the number of reported COVID-19 cases in each health area.
While case counts are always changing, case rates show a more holistic representation of the volume of cases in relation to the population of a certain area
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According to a press release by Amazon Canada, there will be five new sites in British Columbia including an "advanced robotics fulfillment centre" in Vancouver, a sorting centre in Langley, and delivery stations in Langley, Pitt Meadows, and Delta.
The thousands of new jobs are safe, offer competitive pay, and come with "industry-leading benefits and career growth opportunities starting on day one," says the release.
"Our new facilities will help us meet our customers' growing demand for great products and faster delivery times while also expanding the service and support we can provide to the thousands of local small businesses selling their products on Amazon," said Sumegha Kumar, director of Canadian customer fulfillment operations at Amazon Canada.
Huge companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon often have job openings around Canada, so if you're looking to hop on a new career path, you may want to keep an eye on those job boards.