As some fellow posters may know we are back in Vancouver in November repeating last year's 2 week vacation because we loved the city so much. I regular use Google's news section to keep an eye out for stories in Vancouver.
A recent article in several Canadian publications laments the dramatic increase in aggressive begging and drug dealing with examples happening in the Fairmont Hotel of all places and the steady encroachment into the Downtown areas including the Cruise Terminal.
Have things really got this bad inside 12 months? We are not naive but this does seem slightly disturbing.