Vancouver is not really Canada

This winter has highlighted the divide between Vancouver, and the rest of Canada: one has blossoms in February, while the other sits in deep freeze. Vancouverite Steve Burgess says this is the real two solitudes.
A cherry tree in full bloom in mid-February. (Photo by CBC Vancouver listener Harriet Fancott.) (Harriet Fancott)

While much of Canada suffers a cold, snowy, winter, Vancouverites are basking in rare-for-February sunshine, and walking under canopies of early cherry blossoms. Writer and west coast resident Steve Burgess says it's time for everyone to accept that Vancouver just isn't Canada. 


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