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Sins of the City Walking Tours Uncovered: Discover Soul Food and Shotguns

Learn about our newest Sins of the City walking tour in Vancouver with Tour Guide, Catherine Driver! Our Sins of the City Walking Tours are in full swing this summer, and we’re excited to get an inside look at our newest addition: Soul Food and Shotguns. This is an immersive

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The Impact of Alphonse Bertillon’s Work on Criminology and Modern Day Criminal Documentation

  In this unpredictable world we live in, universal truths can be comforting. While it is often argued that nothing is absolute, there is one thing that we can all count on: it is really hard to take a flattering passport photo. This pearl of wisdom can be extended to

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The Gastown Riots of 1971

While the gathering began “peacefully,” no one could anticipate the violence that followed. On August 7th 1971, Vancouver’s Yippie Party and writers from The Georgia Straight organised a pro-marijuana “smoke-in” at Maple Tree Square to oppose Vancouver drug policies. Thousands of supporters gathered in the Gastown district, dancing in the

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Female Pickpockets in a Lawless Time

“Female pickpockets are rare. No real lady will pick any pocket but her husband’s” – The Winnipeg Evening Tribune: October 5, 1920 Perceptions of female pickpockets were contentious at the turn of the century. Especially in national print-media sources, these women were either completely underestimated in their ability to act unlawfully,

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Jellybeans, Meth Labs, and Whales – OH MY! The Marine Unit Sees It All!

Written by Lisa Wills, VPM volunteer. The VPD Marine Unit was thrust into the international spotlight recently, with their rescue of a large yellow jellybean from False Creek. Urban pranksters had pushed the candy shaped sculpture into the water but it was easily rescued by the intrepid nautical crew. Although

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