We know that everyone loves Starbucks, right? This news isn't revolutionary. For years, Starbucks chains have been taking over Canada, the United States and even other countries across the world. They've completely dominated the coffee game.
So, it's no surprise that metropolitan areas like Toronto and Ottawa are flooded with Starbucks locations. But, would you be surprised if we told you that one Canadian city has 109 locations in the downtown core?
According to a new post on Reddit, Vancouver is home to 109 Starbucks locations. As you may know, the Greater Vancouver area is pretty large. It spans all the way from Bowen Island to the edges of the Canadian border in White Rock and Langley.
But the actual city of Vancouver is pretty small, so 109 Starbucks is definitely shocking. It's a running joke in the city that you could throw a stone in any direction and you'd probably hit at least one Starbucks and now we know why that's so true.
But, if you wanted to know more about the rest of the Greater Vancouver Area, there are also tons of Starbucks around the region. In a post on Reddit, someone shared a picture of the Burnaby area and how there were literally 6 Starbucks within a one block radius. It's insane!
In the post on Reddit, the source announced that in Burnaby there are 24 locations. In Surrey, there are 32 with a shocking population of 16, 184 customers. Here's the link to the full Reddit post.
Vancouver's love for the American coffee chain is unreal.
Surrey RCMP officers in Port Coquitlam, B.C., busted a massive drug lab on April 19 that police say could produce 39 million fatal doses of fentanyl in just three weeks — roughly matching the population of Canada.
According to a statement from the RCMP, an "illicit fatal street dose" of fentanyl is 2 milligrams and the lab was capable of producing 26 kilograms (13 million potentially fatal doses) of pure fentanyl per week.
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Surrey RCMP said it was helped by various federal and municipal police agencies in dismantling and collecting evidence from the lab, which was so big that it took three days to fully break down.
"This drug and chemical seizure has dealt a multi-million-dollar blow to organized crime and gangs in BC; helping attack the income sources of those who put our communities at risk with drug trafficking; and the gang violence that accompanies it," police said in the statement.
Police say no charges have been laid in relation to the lab's operations, but an investigation is ongoing.
On Tuesday, May 11, B.C. announced that the province will now offer paid sick leave to all workers who need to miss work due to COVID-19 related reasons.
According to the B.C. government, this means anyone who is sick with COVID-19, awaiting results from a COVID-19 test, needs to self-isolate or is missing work to follow orders from either the province or their employer will now have three paid sick days off.
All full-time and part-time employees are eligible, and nobody will need to provide a doctor's note to take that time off. Employers are legally required to pay staff their full wages, and the province says they will pay back employers without an existing sick leave program up to $200 a day per employee to make up for it.
According to a news release, these three paid sick days will only be offered until December 31. That being said, on January 1, 2022, the legislature says they will create permanent paid sick leave for workers dealing with any injury or illness.
B.C. is the fourth province to implement laws that offer paid sick days to workers. It follows Ontario, which just announced on April 29 they will also offer workers paid COVID-19 sick leave. Quebec employees who have been working with their company for at least three months are legally allowed to take two paid sick days. P.E.I. residents can take one paid day off after working five years at one place.
Police said they received reports of the drivers speeding and purposefully ramming their vehicles into one another. "The vehicles finally came to a stop at the intersection of 227th Street and 119 Avenue, when two men jumped from the vehicles and began physically fighting on the street," said a police report. The drivers had also hit several other vehicles amid the altercation.
"This type of behavior was completely dangerous and reckless. These two people were so engrossed in whatever their drama was that they weren't thinking about any other person other than themselves," said Constable Julie Klaussner. "Thank you to the public for the overwhelming number of reports and updates helping police to shut down this incident quickly. Thankfully no-one was seriously injured in this reckless event."
Both men were arrested and are now facing multiple charges.
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