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January 2009
YVR Air Mail - January Issue

Welcome to the January issue of YVR Air Mail, the official newsletter for YVR and the Airport Authority. We hope you enjoy it and we welcome your feedback.




Winter Operations Kick Into High Gear at YVR


Snowfall doesn't happen often in Vancouver, but this past holiday season, Vancouver International Airport recorded 89 cm of snow in a three-week period ending on January 5, 2009.

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Recruiting for Volunteers: Join YVR's Green Coats


Chances are if you've been to YVR lately, you may have been welcomed by a Green Coat Ambassador, one member of a large team at YVR that is taking customer care beyond, every day.

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YVR People: BC Ambulance Paramedic Bike Squad

BC Ambulance paramedics have been serving the YVR community and travelling public for more than ten years.


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Keeping Feathered Birds Away From Metal Birds

YVR shares its Sea Island home with a conservation area and other prime bird habitats, located along a major Pacific Flyway through which millions of birds travel every year.


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Community Corner: LEGO Comes to Town with Wheels, Wings and Waves

Of the more than 17 million passengers that travel through YVR each year, it's worth betting a few dollars on the assumption that likely 90% of those passengers at sometime in their life have played with LEGOŽ.


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Aircraft of the Month: CH-146 Griffon Helicopter

The CH-146 Griffon is the Canadian Forces' Utility Transport Tactical Helicopter, playing an essential role in a range of Canadian Forces duties both at home and abroad.


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Did You Know?
On January 26, the YVR Community welcomed Chinese New Year, the Year of the Ox, with a drumming performance, eye dotting ceremony and traditional lion parade in the International Terminal (pictured above).


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