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Policing Vancouver During the Great War

This is a reposting of a popular blog series from 2014 in honour of Remembrance Day and those who nobly served. August 4th, 2014 marks the 100th* anniversary of Canada’s involvement in one of the most influential events in the world’s history–World War I. In response to the assassination of

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Photograph of Pekin Chop Suey, the Bank of Vancouver and a hand cart in Vancouver's Chinatown in 1910. Image Credit: Vancouver Archives Vancouver Archives :AM54-S4-2-: CVA 371-2116

Sins of the City Tours: Inside Vice, Dice and Opium Pipes!

Our Sins of the City tours are back in full swing for and we wanted to give you a sneak peek inside one of our most popular ones: Vice, Dice and Opium Pipes. Led by city expert Catherine Driver, we caught up with her to learn more about this tour

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New Photographic Exhibit at The Vancouver Police Museum: Keeping Your Community Safe: A photographic journey of the VPD

Behind Our Newest Photo Exhibit with Photographer Julie Scott

  We see and hear about The Vancouver Police Department through the lens of the news and media, but rarely through the eyes of the officers themselves. Behind the scenes, there are many moments of tenderness, happiness and beyond—each showing a different side to the VPD that is relatable and unfiltered.

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The History of the Coroner’s Court, Part 3: The Bingo

This is part three of our series on the history of the Coroner’s Court. The Bingo The former Coroner’s Court has been home to some dramatic moments. The very purpose of the place was to investigate death, and this in itself was already a macabre theme. Accordingly, inquests held in

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The History of The Coroner’s Court, Part 2: The Brilliant, Whiskey-Loving Coroner

This is part 2 of our 3-part series on The History of The Coroner’s Court: “We have been inquiring to the best of our abilities into the circumstances of someone’s death. That person cannot, of course, be with us today in this courtroom. But, if he, or she, could be

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