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Vancouver Man Takes Up Residence in City's International Airport

Is this a sign of how expensive rent is in British Columbia's biggest coastal conurbation?

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Image courtesy of Live@YVR.

Jaeger Mah, a resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, today begins voluntary incarceration for 80 days and 80 nights at the city's International Airport (YVR). Jaeger won this opportunity of a lifetime by public vote in a video contest that was staged to celebrate the airport's 80th anniversary. He now gets to eat, sleep, read, pee, gawp, and chat to passers-by at the airport long enough to avoid half a season of Grey's Anatomy before emerging back into Vancouver's next rainy season.

Thankfully he won't have to sleep on uncomfy airport chairs and shower in a water fountain. Nor will he have to entertain himself by filling out credit card applications and counting how many seagulls get pulverized by aircraft. He's being put up at YVR's Fairmont Hotel and can eat and drink at such reputable establishments as the Globe@YVR and the Jetside Bar. And in case he gets bored with those, there's always Subway.

In his normal life Jaeger, 29, runs his own video production company, Punchline Productions. He's therefore well qualified to operate the video camera he's been supplied with. So if you're passing through the airport and someone sticks a Handycam in your face, don't be offended. You might turn up on Live@YVR.ca.

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Michael Simpson is a freelance writer, editor, presenter, researcher, instructor, gadget freak and sci-tech consultant based in British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley. Formerly from the UK, he’s converted from tea to coffee and written and presented on film, TV, science, nature, technology,…

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