During the month of July, the total amount of precipitation measured at Vancouver Airport was 0.6mm, which resulted from two long-forgotten events, on the 1st and 3rd days of the month. The average total for July is 39 mm, which isn't a heck of a lot, but still is significant. So now we are at 4 weeks without rain, with no end to the dry spell in sight.
For the third time in seven years, the trails in several wooded parks have been closed. A single cigarette could make many acres go "woof." Also closed is the Shell Road bike trail, which I think may be a bit much. The surfaces are compacted gravel rather than bark mulch, and cyclists tend not to smoke, at least while they're biking. Well, that's not entirely true. There's Puff-Puff, an old guy I regularly see, always with a smoke hanging from his lip as he pedals along at about half a mile an hour. I've only seen him on suburban streets, not on the trail , but perhaps he rides there too.
In any case, as you can see from the photo above, our city is rife with scofflaws. More of a guideline than a rule, ya know.