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  • proper n. Nickname of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Reportedly coined in 2000 by an organiser of Vancouver's annual Symphony of Fire fireworks exhibition (now known as the Celebration of Light), who was upset over a tobacco company being prevented from sponsoring the event. Strict liquor licensing laws have also been pointed to as the source of the nickname, as has an incident in which police advised people to avoid a New Year's celebration, fearing violence.

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