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Not Canada, D.C., or Nevada: The name Vancouver has historical hook but can be confusing — And we’re sticking with it

By William Seekamp, Columbian staff writer
Published: January 8, 2024, 6:03am
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A statue of Capt. George Vancouver sits across from Vancouver City Hall.
A statue of Capt. George Vancouver sits across from Vancouver City Hall. (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

‘Vancouver, not B.C., Washington, not D.C., Clark County, not Nevada, Near Portland, Ore., not Maine.”

Those living in Vancouver in the late aughts might remember the slogan featured on T-shirts, The New York Times or on the “Today” show. It was in the lead-up to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C.,

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