The City of Vancouver says it incurred almost a quarter of a million dollars in costs related to two 4/20 marijuana day of protest rallies in April 2017.
According to a release from the city, the total cost for both events was $245,379.
This includes costs to the parks, fire and police departments, as well as costs for sanitation, traffic management and emergency management.
The city says the Sunset Beach event cost it $170,005 and another separate event at the Vancouver Art Gallery cost $75,374. The city notes that neither event was sanctioned by the city or the park board.
Of the $245,379, the most significant single cost was for policing, which the city says cost $170,670 between the two events.
The city says the figures do not include costs to BC Ambulance Service or Vancouver Coastal Health, or regular staff wages.