250,000 pack English Bay to see France light up the sky

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

It was another peaceful Celebration of Lights last night.

Roughly 250,000 people jammed into English Bay in Vancouver as France took the barge.

“It was colourful”

“I know what I hated the most about the show, all the smoke”

“I think its way better than the last one from last year.”

While the smoke filled skies disrupted some people’s experiences, most were awe struck as France lit up the sky with a majestic array of colours.

On the policing end, other than afew arrests for public intoxication and breaching the peace, no major issues.

Constable Brian Montague says they target Davie and Denman to disperse crowds.

‘That’s where we use to have problems many years ago. So we blocked off the area, we don’t allow people to congregate. We bring our horses in, and we disperse the crowds very quickly.”

Montague also says police have changed their crowd control approach.

“I think the crowd has gotten better as well. They understand that they shouldn’t be bringing alcohol down here, and if you’re going to come down and cause problems, the police are going to deal with you pretty quickly.”

Japan takes the stage on Saturday.

Comments

  1. Fireworks?
    Where the heck are all the GO GREENIES on this one??
    The very pretty colors that look nice contain:
    1> Aluminum. For brilliant whites. Which cause, CONTACT DERMATITUS and BIOACCUMULATION.
    2> Antimony Sulfide. For glitter effects. Which cause TOXIC SMOKE and are a CARCENOGEN.
    3>Arsenic Compounds. Used as colorants. Which cause LUNG CANCER, SKIN IRRITATION.
    4> Barium Nitrate. For glittering greens. Which are POISONOUS and FUMES IRRITATE RESPIRATORY TRACT. Also possible radioactive fallout.
    5>Copper Compounds. For Blues. Create POLYCHLORINATED DIOXINS and DIBENZOFURANS. Which can BIOACCUMULATE and ARE A CANCER RISK.
    6>Hexachlorobenzene. Use was supposed to be banned globally. Is a PERSISTANT ENVIRONMENTAL TOXIN. ALSO A CANCER RISK.
    7>Lead Dioxide/Nitrate/Chloride. Is an OXIDIZER. Is a BIOACCUMULATION, DEVELOPMENTAL DANGER FOR CHILDREN AND UNBORN BABIES. MAY REMAIN AIRBORNE FOR DAYS. POISONOUS TO PLANTS AND ANIMALS.
    8> And a whole bunch more.
    And don’t forget what it costs in pollution to get all this junk out of the earth and to turn it into this junk.
    Boy. All the carbon dioxide that this causes.
    Again, where are all the GO GREENES on this one.

    And don’t forget. ALL THIS CRAP COMES FROM CHINA.

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