Keeping an eye on Communist, Totalitarian China, and its influence both globally, and we as Canadians. I have come to the opinion that we are rarely privy to truth regarding the real goal, the agenda of Red China, and it's implications for Canada [and North America as a whole]. No more can we rely on our media as more and more information on China is actively being swept under the carpet - not for consumption.
Monday, April 1, 2019
Thousands of Chinese overrun neighbourhoods with cherry blossoms, a public hazard
'Respect the neighbourhood': Vancouver cherry blossoms draw crowds and problems
The Chinese ruin this Springtime Event every year by wandering without permission into people yards, holding up traffic to get pictures, even climbing their trees, leaving their garbage behind.
A normally quiet Vancouver street becomes a traffic hazard come spring time, when thousands of people gather to see the blooming cherry blossom trees for a few weeks every year.
It’s a common scene for residents on Gravely Street: crowds gathered underneath the wide canopy of mature cherry blossom trees that line the street, taking picture after picture until they get the right one.
“This is one of Vancouver’s greatest treasures,” Iputu Jaya told CTV News, who travels to the street every year.
Thousands of people visit Vancouver streets to see the cherry blossoms trees, only in bloom a few weeks out of the year. (CTV News)
There are at least 40,000 cherry blossom trees throughout the city of Vancouver. (CTV News)
But the sightseers are starting to create a problem. Resident Lele Chan said the crowds are getting out of hand lately, with people’s actions not only potentially damaging the trees but also private property.
“We love that people come admire the trees, but don’t go grabbing branches off the trees and try to make it rain on purpose with the petals,” Chan said.
She also sees people climb up the large trees, trying to get the perfect angle for their selfie and block traffic by sitting in the middle of the road. Some groups even walk through her front yard or climb onto cars.
“I just wish people were more respectful sometimes,” Chan said. “Respect the neighbourhood.”
The crowds have even brought in City of Vancouver bylaw officers, who drive through streets to keep things calm and ticket vehicles parked illegally.
The officers aren’t hindering the crowds, however, with people continuing to show up year after year to see the blooms.
“This is not the first time we are here,” said Winnie Ya, who also travels to the street to see the blossoms. “We came here last year too, it’s very beautiful.”
There are at least 40,000 cherry blossom trees across the city with various festivals and events planned around their blooming period, which only lasts a few weeks before the pink petals float away in the wind.