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Archived - 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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Archived - 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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Archived - 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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Archived - 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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Archived - 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

Archived - 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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Archived - 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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Archived - Sep 13Help us grow our urban forest, one $10 tree at a time

The Vancouver Park Board is again selling trees online to Vancouver residents for $10 starting September 12.

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Archived - Sep 08We seek second round of input to help shape liquor polices

Based on public feedback heard earlier this year, we have developed draft recommendations that will shape the Vancouver Liquor Strategy, and we want your input on those recommendations.

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Archived - Aug 18Mayor Robertson Tells Federal Panel Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion is ‘Not worth the Risk’

Mayor and City Manager present to the federally appointed Trans Mountain Expansion Project Ministerial Panel to advocate against Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline expansion.

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