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Bong Bus
Marijuana smoke wafts through the air as protesters take over the streets, blocking traffic, at Maple Leaf Square in Gastown on the 25th anniversary of the Gastown Riot. Glenn Baglo / PNG...
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Smoke gets in your eyes
Marijuana smoke mingles with tobacco smoke as protesters gather at Maple Leaf Square in Gastown to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gastown Riot and demonstrate against cannabis laws. Glenn Baglo / PNG ...
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Topless in Gastown
August 07, 1996: 48-year-old Korky Day was a writer for the Georgia Straight during the Gastown Riot. He's talking to a young woman who has a copy of his article. ...
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Clock repairs
Nov. 18, 1998: Designer, builder and serviceman, Ray Saunders, at work on dismantling and repairing Gastown's famous steam clock, which had started to leak water after 21 years of service. The work took about 10 days to complete David Clark / PNG...
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Street art
Sept. 12, 1997: James Dewar does drawings of the Steam clock in Gastown and sells them to tourists. Les Bazso/PNG...
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Tourist Stop
July 30, 1997: Tourists visit the steam clock in Gastown, one of the required photo ops around the city for out of towners. Wayne Leidenfrost/PNG...
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The dead zone
Gastown 1997: Essentially a dead zone, according to many in the city. (no byline/Vancouver Sun)...
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Redevelopment of Woodwards
Developers were optimistic about the redevelopment of Hastings Street at, and around, the old Woodward's store. Eastside activists, however, were concerned that low-income people would lose their housing to yuppies. (no byline/Vancouver Sun, March 1997)...
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