I think the one thing I'm most proud to see is this:
One of my friends was in the first riot squad unit to respond. Having people recognize that he and his fellow officers put their lives on the line to keep their city safe is awesome (Thanks, Ian!). Yes, there have been questions as to how the police put their plan in place and lots of "what-if" questions. That's inevitable. The one thing that I haven't even seen suggested is that the police weren't doing their job well. In a day and age where emergency services rarely get their due the fact that people took the time to tell the police thank you makes me so happy.
It's days like this where I'm so proud to be from Vancouver.