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The City maintains drinking and decorative fountains.

Jan 21Community benefits from development: improving neighbourhoods and enabling affordable housing in Vancouver

Today, City staff presented to Council the "2013 Annual Report on Community Amenity Contributions and Density Bonusing". It contains details of the public benefits that have contributed to our city by development.

City Bird 2015: Black-capped Chickadee

Jan 21Vancouver aims to become world leader for birds

The City’s newly-adopted bird strategy plans to make Vancouver a major hub in the $36-billion North American birding industry by supporting a rich and diverse environment for the 250 species of resident, migratory, and over-wintering birds regularly observed in the Lower Mainland.

Publik Secrets workshop

Jan 19Park Board names artists for 2015 Fieldhouse Studio Program

The Vancouver Park Board has selected more than 30 artists, musicians, and performers for coveted multi-year residencies in nine former park caretaker cottages.

Vancouver City Hall

Jan 16City submits nearly 600 more questions that Kinder Morgan must answer

In our status as an intervenor, we have submitted nearly 600 additional questions to Kinder Morgan to answer as part of the completion of the second round of information requests held by the National Energy Board (NEB).

Chickadee © Jay Black

Jan 15Vancouver selected to host premier global event for bird scientists in 2018

Vancouver has been selected to host the 27th International Ornithological Congress after submitting a winning bid to the organizing society. The congress runs from August 19-28, 2018.

Apartments in downtown Vancouver

Jan 14Building permit values hit all-time record as Vancouver’s economic growth continues

Building permits issued by the City in 2014 hit a value of $2.83 billion, exceeding pre-recession levels and marking an all-time record in Vancouver’s growing economy.

New universal signage

Jan 09Park Board hosts Vancouver’s first trans-inclusive public swim on path to becoming world’s most-inclusive city

The Vancouver Park Board is hosting the first trans-inclusive public swim on Sunday, January 11 at Templeton Park Pool. It is the first in a series of Park Board initiatives to provide accessible parks and recreation for all.

Christmas tree ornament

Jan 02Keeping it green and giving back post-holiday season

Haven't gotten rid of your Christmas tree yet? You have until January 31 to set out your Christmas tree for collection with your Green Bin, or drop it off at the Landfill or Transfer Station at no charge.

Woman taking pictures in the garden

Dec 30Gardens, parklets, patios, and murals: street use innovations in 2014

The City of Vancouver continues to look for innovative uses for many of its streets, sidewalks, and public spaces as a tool to drive community engagement and identification.

Broughton Street block party

Dec 29Pop-ups, open doors, and block parties – looking back at public engagement in 2014

As part of the Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force report, there were three distinct initiatives that took place in 2014, all sharing the same goal of increasing engagement throughout the city: Pop-up City Hall, Doors Open Vancouver and block parties.

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