Vancouver businesses don't fear a repeat of riot

Vancouver businesses don't fear a repeat of riot

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VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 31: Marc-Andre Gragnani #5 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates with Maxim Lapierre #40 after scoring the game tying goal against the Calgary Flames during the third period in NHL action on March 31, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 11 at 10:00 AM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver's business community will be watching the Canucks set off on their Stanley Cup run with the same enthusiasm as most fans, while ensuring they're ready in case those fans ignore the team's marketing campaign aimed at averting a riot like the one that befell the city following a Game 7 loss to Boston in last year's Stanley Cup finals.

The first round of the Western Conference playoffs begins Wednesday night at Rogers Arena, with the Canucks hosting the Los Angeles Kings.

London Drugs CEO and president Wynne Powell says there is "a sense of confidence" that there won't be a repeat of the riot last June 15 that cost businesses millions of dollars in damage, led to 80 criminal charges and resulted in some serious soul searching in the community.

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