We all know that Paris, London, New York, and Tokoyo are must-see cities, but the 2020 Best Cities in the world ranking by Condé Nast will open your eyes to some lesser-known spots that will totally blow your mind.
Of the 10 cities named, one Canadian capital made the cut and honestly, we think it deserves the hype.
A popular day trip from Vancouver, British Columbia’s capital city deserves a visit of its own. Arrive via one of the world’s most scenic ferry rides across Swartz Bay and check in to the bucket list-worthy Fairmont Empress, where the Fairmont Gold rooms include access to a private waterfront lounge.
They also plug the British vibes in the B.C. city, saying "With a reputation as the most British town in Canada, most restaurants and hotels offer a proper high tea."
You're probably wondering which other stunning places made the list and let us tell you, they are iconic.
If your bucket list needs a little updating, you should probably start here.
The list begins with Edinburgh in the tenth place. Next comes Florence, Victoria (we know that already), Siena, Salzburg, Valletta, Monte Carlo, Merida, and Chiang Mai.
Finally, in the first place is San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. There are two Mexican destinations on the short list so you best believe it's the place to be.
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As of May 8, 2021, over $1 million worth of COVID-19 fines has been processed by ICBC. Meanwhile, only $172,825 of those tickets have been paid according to a press release from the province of B.C. This accounts for only 14% of the total.
As seen in the data, people aren't exactly jumping to pay their COVID-19 fines. As a result, the province proposed new legislation on Wednesday, May 12 that would result in people with unpaid COVID-19 fines being unable to renew their B.C. driver's licence or vehicle license.
"That small minority of persons who have been fined for violating the rules in place to protect us all are going to be held accountable for the debt they owe," said Mike Farnworth, the B.C. minister of public safety and solicitor general.
"We've already moved up the deadline for sending unpaid COVID-19 fines to collections. Now, we're going to refuse to issue offenders a driver's licence or vehicle licence if they still won't take their tickets seriously and pay up."
If passed, these new rules will start in July and they will apply to all outstanding fines issued under the Emergency Program Act and COVID-19 Related Measures Act.
"People with outstanding fines will receive notice of the RTI [refuse to issue] from ICBC ahead of their driver's licence expiry and vehicle license renewal," said the press release.
"Investigators are reviewing and retesting evidence, including items from the crime scene as well as digital evidence. Technology not available at the time of the crime has allowed us to develop new investigative leads," Const. Markus Anastasiades said in an update on January 31.
Buziak, a local real estate agent, had gone to the home to show it to potential buyers who have yet to be identified.
After first meeting the two outside and proceeding to show them around, she was fatally stabbed in the upstairs bedroom. Her boyfriend found her soon after.
The people that allegedly lured the young woman to the house were using a cellphone linked to a fake name in the Vancouver area.
"We have established a task force comprised of new investigators who are taking a fresh look at the case. The task force has obtained assistance from the FBI and continued support from the RCMP," said Anastasiades.
"We believe people familiar with circumstances surrounding this case remain in our community," he continued. "It is not too late to come forward."