15 @ScanBC emergency scanner tweets that would only happen in Vancouver

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Since July of 2009, those behind the popular @ScanBC Twitter account have been actively tweeting out the happenings of emergency service crews throughout the province in a raw and unfiltered fashion.

While most of the tweets report serious emergencies, others are humorous insights into the stories that didn’t make the news. It turns out, there are some fairly unique situations that are just too ‘Vancouver’ to ignore.

Who knew some of our favourite things – including bicycles, Starbucks, organic coffee, marijauna and beer – could get us into so much trouble…

“Gregor Robertson, is that you?”

 

We take our smoking bans very seriously. And our physical exercise.

 

Kids these days…

 

“Get the chopper! These kids are breaking 15km per hour!”

 

Organic coffee isn’t for everyone.

 

“That’s dope bro, we’ll be right over.”

 

It better have been craft beer.

 

The man’s parenting game must have been on point.

 

Such a coffee snob.

 

“Sir, we’re going to have to give you a penalties for high sticking and slashing.”

 

This is why we can’t have nice things…

 

Bets are he was new to the city.

 

“The city has an aggressive proposal for increasing bike traffic downtown.”

 

Kayak rentals are just so expensive in this city.

 

City proposes bike lane on Keefer Street after incident.

Featured Image: Police Scanner via Shutterstock / Vancity Buzz

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