I have experienced the good and perhaps uglier side of Vancouver. First, the good; it was reported in the newspaper yesterday that Vancouver experienced the driest August and September on record since 1896. Which means the sunny weather is continuing for now!
Now to perhaps the uglier/weird side of Vancouver. I just witnessed two men making their way into our neighbour's backyard. The houses back onto a lane way and each have wooden gates. The fences separating the properties are pretty low so I could see what they were doing. In Vancouver you can get a refund for glass bottles and cans, so these two men were raiding the green bins of houses to find these items! I was sitting in the yard next door where they could clearly see me, but didn't seem to care. I am just glad they didn't come into my yard! As they walked off one of them said "hopefully this will get us enough (money) to buy a bud" (of weed). Haha oh Vancouver, how you continue to surprise me each day!