Google camera does have some redeeming features after all

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23 trees WTF?



Google camera appears to catch illegal tree-cutting

Three people have been charged with violating Vancouver's tree-cutting bylaw after trees were illegally removed from a property on the city's West Side – in an incident apparently caught on a camera operated by the internet giant, Google.

The former owner of the property, her daughter and a tree cutter allegedly removed 23 trees after they were issued a city permit in May 2009 to cut down just two.

The cedar, cypress and evergreen trees were cut down on the same day that a car equipped with a camera recording images for Google's Street View was in the neighbourhood around Southwest Marine Drive and Musqueam Park.

The city of Vancouver's legal department was aware of the Google Street View shots, CBC News was told, but no decision has been made about submitting them as evidence against the people charged.

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conrad yablonski

Used to walk a friend's dog down that way years ago, it's a might quiet place where people love their privacy and love their trees, anyone starting up a chainsaw is going to be blatantly obvious.