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Sep 26 Mayor’s Arts Awards honour outstanding members of Vancouver’s arts community

Some of the brightest talents and leaders in Vancouver’s arts community will be honoured with the 2016 Mayor’s Arts Awards on October 3 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. Find out more.

A warmer climate with more frequent extreme events and rainfall in Vancouver will have implications for how much we heat, cool and protect our homes.

Sep 23Clarification of our position on natural gas

We are not banning the use of natural gas, despite claims to the contrary in a misinformed opinion piece in The Province newspaper. Learn more.

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Sep 22Experience Culture Days with a tango or a tour

Discover the talents of Vancouver’s cultural community and join the activities during Culture Days from September 30 to October 2.

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Sep 21New Start launches for immigrants and refugees in Vancouver

Today staff introduced the New Start Strategy to City Council, laying out 28 priority actions for effective settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees in Vancouver over the next decade.

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Sep 21Vancouver to become first major city in Canada certified as living wage employer

Council has approved pursuing Living Wage Employer certification for all City employees and sub-contractors to be compensated at or above Metro Vancouver's living wage rate of $20.64 per hour.

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Sep 20Proposed Empty Homes Tax approved to go to public consultation

Today, Council took next steps on a proposed new Empty Homes Tax to help relieve pressure on the rental housing market. Find out how you can participate in the consultation process.

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Sep 20Park Board takes steps towards second seniors’ centre in southeast Vancouver

At a Board meeting last night, Vancouver Park Board directed staff to investigate potential sites for a seniors’ centre near Sunset Community Centre.

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Sep 19First Nations art installations unveiled at City Hall

In partnership with the three host First Nations: Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh, we unveiled three permanent art installations at City Hall today.

West End memorial to honour sex workers unveiled

Sep 16West End memorial to honour sex workers unveiled

West End Sex Workers Memorial Committee unveils a memorial at the corner of Jervis and Pendrell Streets to honour the lives of sex workers.

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Sep 14Vancouver poised to take next steps on Empty Homes Tax

City on track to implement proposed tax by 2017, aiming to put 10,000+ empty and underutilized homes back into Vancouver’s rental market.

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