VANCOUVER/CKNW(980) - Vancouver Mayor Sam sullivan is in Seattle this weekend to meet with the mayor of that city. He's noticed some differences between the two cities.
Both Vancouver and Seattle have major problems with homelessness and drug addiction.
Mayor Sam Sullivan though, sees America's "war on drugs" as the reason why the mood amongst homeless addicts in Seattle, is perhaps more combative.
The United States of America is very much behind. The war on drugs is in full steam here. The number of drugs addicts is quite high and the tension on the street is also noticable because of the approach that they have, she says.
The Mayor is meeting with Seattle officials to see how that city and Vancouver can promote cross-border tourism during the 2010 games.