The Olympic Flame at Jack Poole Plaza was lit in red on Friday April 24, 2020 in tribute to Nova Scotia and the recent tragedy there. Flags were also at half-mast across the city.
Frontline workers at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC, Canada come out to hear the 7pm nightly cheer for healthcare workers.
There is no public vehicle access to Stanley Park as of April 8, 2020 until further notice. Vancouver Park Board limited access to reduce the number of people gathering at the park due to the pandemic. Aquarium workers, yacht club and rowing club staff, HMSC Discovery, and emergency vehicles are the exception. The bus into Stanley Park is still running. Cyclists are asked to use the road now and leave the seawall for pedestrians. Park rangers and police are on hand to inform drivers of the change. Parking lots have already been closed and the City of Vancouver is enforcing parking bylaws in the Westend again.