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Log jam: Vancouver wants its beloved beach logs back, but officials are wary

Neat lines of driftwood, locked up in ‘log jail’ during the pandemic, have reappeared but are not as plentiful as before

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, as major global cities shut down, the bustling streets of Vancouver went quiet. Business shuttered. Malls were empty. And hundreds of the logs, used for decades as seating on the city’s beaches, were banished to a “log jail”.

Neat lines of driftwood have long been a fixture along the shores that fringe much of Vancouver. But an ongoing battle over the fate of the beloved beach logs has raised broader questions over access to public space.

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