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5 things that happened in Vancouver this week that you need to know about

Here's what you may have missed over the past week...
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YVR Airport issued an apology from their @yvrairport Twitter account Friday morning after an earlier tweet they made about Valentine's Day was deemed inappropriate by social media users. Photo Shutterstock

What a week. Vancouver Airport apologized after making a tweet about Valentine's Day that was deemed inappropriate by social media users, Budweiser released a tear-jerking commercial honouring the Sedin brothers, and there's a Canada-wide peanut butter spread recall.

Here's what you may have missed:

1. YVR Airport apologizes for encouraging people to hit on passengers on flights

YVR Airport issued an apology from their @yvrairport Twitter account Friday morning after an earlier tweet they made about Valentine's Day was deemed inappropriate by social media users.

The apology reads "Earlier today, we put out a tweet that was intended to celebrate Valentine’s Day and spark some lighthearted chatter. We missed the mark. Sorry, everyone. Tweet has been deleted."

Apparently their social media team thought it would be a good idea to execute an online contest where they would reward someone with passes to a date night event at the Vancouver Aquarium if they delivered the best on-board pickup line.

Judge the tweet for yourself, we managed to get a screengrab of it. 💔

 

2. The fifth case of coronavirus has been confirmed in B.C.

The fifth case of novel coronavirus was revealed in B.C. on Friday. The woman is in her 30s and flew into YVR from Shanghai recently, before driving to her home in the B.C. Interior region.

Four cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region; those patients are in a stable condition and are still recovering in isolation at home, said Dr Bonnie Henry.

 

3. AccuWeather has released the 2020 spring forecast for B.C.

While Vancouver saw some frigid lows this winter as well as a whopping 34 cms of snowfall in only five days, the spring forecast looks decidedly milder. 

AccuWeather has released its annual spring weather forecast for Canada, and its meteorologists predict that there will be a strong end to the season for ski resorts across the Canadian Rockies.

 

4. There's a Canada-wide peanut butter spread recall due to possible listeria contamination

A popular brand of spreadable nut butter is being recalled from the marketplace across Canada due to possible Listeria species contamination.

Health Canada has also issued a recall of 23 various unauthorized health products that may contain dangerous ingredients such as prescription drugs that are not listed on the labels.

 

5. Budweiser has released a tear-jerking commercial honouring the Sedin brothers

Daniel and Henrik Sedin are first and second in scoring on the Canucks, with each cracking 1000 career points. The pair are surefire Hall-of-Famers for their contributions on the ice.               

But it's what they've done off the ice that has touched the hearts of so many, including making many generous donations to charities. It's these latter contributions that get highlighted in an emotional commercial from Budweiser Canada honouring the retirement of the Sedins' numbers.

You can try not to cry, but you won't succeed. 💙🎥

 

+ Vancouverites shared snaps of the massive full 'snow moon last weekend 

While Vancouverites might have had some trouble viewing the full 'wolf moon' in January, stargazers had a number of opportunities to soak in the stunning full 'snow moon' over the weekend.

Have a look at some of the best photos of this year's stunning snow moon in Vancouver. 🌕📷

 

 





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