Vancouver

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Vancouver is a city located in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Named after Captain George Vancouver, an English explorer, the city was founded in 1886 when the first Canadian transcontinentinetal railway arrived. In November of 2008, the city elected Gregor Robertson as its mayor. Vancouver has a population of 578,041 while its CMA has a population of 2,116,581. [1] Greater Vancouver is the largest metropolitan area in western Canada and the third largest in the country. It is also the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and is the second-largest metropolitan area (second to Seattle)

Vancouver is also the name of a city in Southern Washington State in the US, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. [2]

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History of Vancouver

The townsite of Gastown grew around a logging sawmill established in 1867, enlarging to become the townsite of Granville. With the announcement that the railhead would reach the site, it was renamed "Vancouver" and incorporated as a city in 1886. By 1887, the transcontinental railway was extended to the city to take advantage of its large natural seaport, which soon became a vital link in a trade route between the Orient, Eastern Canada, and London. Port Metro Vancouver is the new name for the Port of Vancouver, which is now the busiest and largest in Canada, as well as the fourth largest port (by tonnage) in North America.[3]

Politics of Vancouver

Vancouver is per capita the most liberal city in British Columbia[4], with the liberal party, Vision Vancouver leading in all elections since 2003[5]. Vancouver also has a large homosexual presence[6]

Religion in Vancouver

Vancouver is generally tolerant of public displays of religion, than other Canadian cities, barring Calgary.

Religion in Vancouver City and Vancouver (CMA), compared with British Columbia and Canada
Religion
Total
%
Total
%
Total
%
Total
%
Vancouver City Vancouver (CMA) British Columbia Canada
Total539,630100.0%1,967,480100.0%3,868,875100.0%29,639,035100.0%
Catholic[1]102,31519.0%364,79018.5%675,32017.5%12,936,91040.6%
Protestant94,01017.4%499,18525.4%1,213,29031.4%8,654,85020.2%
Christian Orthodox9,0901.7%26,5201.3%35,6550.9%479,6201.6%
Christian,n.i.e.[2]23,6004.4%101,6205.2%200,3405.2%780,4502.6%
Muslim9,3451.7%52,5902.7%56,2201.5%579,6402.0%
Jewish9,6201.8%17,2700.9%21,2300.5%329,9951.1%
Buddhist37,1406.9%74,5503.8%85,5402.2%300,3451.0%
Hindu7,6701.4%27,4101.4%31,4950.8%297,2001.0%
Sikh15,2002.8%99,0005.0%135,3103.5%278,4100.9%
Eastern religions[3]1,2500.2%5,5800.3%9,9750.3%37,5500.1%
Other religions[4]2,4550.5%6,1950.3%16,2050.4%63,9750.2%
No religious affiliation[5]227,92542.2%692,76535.2%1,388,30040.9%4,900,09019.5%
Source:Canada 2001 Census[7]

[1] Includes Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Polish National Catholic Church, Old Catholic
[2] Includes mostly answers of "Christian", not otherwise stated.
[3] Includes Baha'i, Eckankar, Jains, Shinto, Taoist, Zoroastrian and Eastern religions, not identified elsewhere.
[4] Includes Aboriginal spirituality, Pagan, Wicca, Unity – New Thought – Pantheist, Scientology, Rastafarian, New Age, Gnostic, Satanist, etc.
[5] Includes Agnostic, Atheist, Humanist, and No religion, and other responses, such as Darwinism, etc.

Vancouver Sports Franchises


The XXI Olympic Winter Games took place in 2010 and were held in Vancouver and in the resort community of Whistler some 60 miles to the northwest.

Media

AM Radio

  • 650 - CISL (Adult Standards)
  • 690 - CBU (CBC Radio One)
  • 730 - CHMJ (Traffic reports)
  • 980 - CKNW (News/talk/sports)
  • 1040 - CKST (Sports)
  • 1130 - CKWX (News)
  • 1200 - CJRJ (Multicultural)
  • 1320 - CHMB (Multicultural)
  • 1410 - CFTE (Sports)
  • 1470 - CJVB (Multicultural)

FM Radio

  • 90.9 - CBUX (Radio-Canada Espace musique; French)
  • 93.1 - CKYE (Multicultural)
  • 93.7 - CJJR (Country)
  • 94.5 - CFBT (Top 40)
  • 95.3 - CKZZ (Hot adult contemporary)
  • 96.1 - CHKG (Multicultural)
  • 96.9 - CKLG (Adult hits)
  • 97.7 - CBUF (Radio-Canada Première Chaîne; French)
  • 99.3 - CFOX (Alternative rock)
  • 100.5 - CFRO (Community radio)
  • 101.1 - CFMI (Classic rock)
  • 101.9 - CITR (College radio)
  • 102.7 - CKPK (Adult alternative)
  • 103.5 - CHQM (Adult contemporary)
  • 104.3 - CHHR (Adult alternative)
  • 104.9 - CFUN (Top 40)
  • 105.7 - CBU (CBC Radio 2)

Television

  • 2.1 - CBUT (CBC)
  • 8.1 - CHAN (Global TV)
  • 10.1 - CKVU (Citytv)
  • 26.1 - CBUFT (Radio-Canada; French)
  • 32.1 - CIVT (CTV)
  • 42.1 - CHNM (OMNI; multicultural)
  • 66.1 - CHNU (Joytv; Christian)

References

  1. 2006 Canadian Census : [1]
  2. http://www.cityofvancouver.us/default.asp Offical Website
  3. History of Vancouver
  4. cite Stats canada
  5. very liberal policies
  6. davie village
  7. Religion Statistics in Vancouver, in BC, in Canada. Select Another Region for other columns

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