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Mar 02City purchases land for over 120 units of affordable housing

We bought eight properties on SW Marine Drive for our Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) to build 50-60 affordable rental units – over half for families. The land was paid for by community amenity contributions from the Cambie Corridor Affordable Housing Fund. Learn more about this first step towards creating 2,500 new affordable homes by 2021.

Commuters on a crowded bus on Broadway

Mar 02Mayor and councillors to do telephone town hall tonight

Mayor Gregor Robertson and councillors George Affleck and Adriane Carr join Bill Good for a telephone town hall with Vancouver residents at 7:00pm tonight.

Vasek Pospisil

Feb 27Home town tennis star Vasek Pospisil at Kits Beach

The tennis star returns to his home turf at Kitsilano Beach Park tennis courts for a public celebration. Come cheer on Vasek and Team Canada when they play Japan in the Davis Cup on March 6 – 8.

Downtown Vancouver

Feb 27Kinder Morgan fails to respond to critical questions from Vancouver and Burnaby

With the final round of NEB questioning complete, we (Vancouver and Burnaby) have found that nearly half of our critical questions regarding Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion proposal remain unanswered.

Urban Reef - Robson Street

Feb 27Preview the creative potential of 800-Robson

View 81 entries submitted from around the world to VIVA Vancouver’s Robson Redux design-build competition at the Museum of Vancouver from February 28 to March 15.

Vancouver City Hall

Feb 27City’s credit rating upgraded by international agency

Our credit rating was upgraded from AA to AA+ by Standard and Poor’s Rating Service today, with a stable outlook.

Community gardens

Feb 20Vancouver wins Earth Hour City National Champion

We have been named the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Earth Hour National Champion for the second time, and take home the award for our work to foster new technology.

Downtown Vancouver at night

Feb 19Watch TED2015 for free at select Vancouver locations

For the second straight year, you can watch the entire TED conference for free at various live web streaming locations throughout the city from March 16 to 20.

Environmental art at Maclean Park

Feb 17New urban agriculture policy starts buzz in city parks

The Vancouver Park Board approved the Urban Agriculture Policy that aims to broaden the types of food-related projects considered in city parks. Get ready for innovative community food and agriculture uses in parks and look for the pollinator house in Trillium North Park this spring.

Burrard Bridge and downtown Vancouver

Feb 13Draft 2015 budget released today

Today we released our proposed 2015 Operating Budget of $1.223 billion and Capital Budget of $306 million. It outlines how tax dollars are invested across departments, the services you receive, and a summary of all relevant funds and items.

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