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Vancouver Headlines: June 20

June 20, 2012 | by  |  Vancouver Headlines

A survey recently released by the Vancouver Foundation reveals all kinds of interesting details about our relationships with our neighbours. And while the media has quickly turned it into evidence of our wilful social isolation, it turns out that the number one reason we don’t know our neighbours is because we “seldom see them”.

We’re Number 63! Mercer’s 2012 Cost of Living Survey¬†places Vancouver 63rd out of 214 cities, the second-highest ranking among North American cities (New York was ranked higher). We’re not sure how that fits with this survey, released earlier in the year, but then again, we’re only the internet’s 653,742nd most read website.

In the face of dwindling public support, the B.C. Liberals are taking some unorthodox steps, reports The Globe. First on the agenda: allying themselves with a party people might actually vote for.

The divorce proceedings between Ross Rebagliati and his estranged wife Alexandra have just gotten a little nastier, with the explosive revelation that the Olympic gold medalist “smokes marijuana on a regular basis”.


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