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Porch design on Robson Square

Archived - Mar 18Lounge on a Robson Street porch this summer

For the first time in VIVA Vancouver's five year run, the summer public space installation at 800 Robson Street will be created by designers and architects from outside of Vancouver. This year's winning design is "Porch Parade".

Pacific great blue heron

Archived - Mar 18Best nature show in town - the heron cam is now live

The Vancouver Park Board heron cam is now streaming the intimate lives of the tall, long-legged Pacific great blue herons of Stanley Park, home to one of North America’s largest urban great blue heron colonies.

Athletes recognized for their contributions to sport in Vancouver with Mayor Gregor Robertson, City Councillors, and Park Board Commissioners at the 2015 City of Vancouver International Women’s Day celebration.

Archived - Mar 092015 named the Year of Women in Sport

Mayor Gregor Robertson proclaimed 2015 the Year of Women in Sport at the annual City of Vancouver International Women's Day Celebration.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Archived - Mar 05Park Board spring break activities: educational, entertaining, and some free

With the early arrival of spring and spring break around the corner, why not be a tourist in your own city? Visit VanDusen Garden and Bloedel Conservatory; hop aboard the Stanley Park Train; and register for a camp at one of our community centres, golf courses, or pools.

Fire engine No 5

Archived - Mar 05Update: Port Metro Vancouver fire extinguished

Port Metro Vancouver in combination with Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services has successfully extinguished the fire and there is no further risk to the public.

Port Metro Vancouver

Archived - Mar 05Port fire update from City and Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services

City and Port Metro Vancouver emergency operations centres are active. The fire chief is overseeing the situation at Port Metro Vancouver.

Firefighters at container fire

Archived - Mar 05Advisory for Port Metro Vancouver container fire

At 7:00pm tonight Port Metro Vancouver in combination with DP World Vancouver (operators of Centerm), Vancouver Fire & Rescue, Environment Canada, Ministry of Environment, Quantum Murray and Hemmera will attempt to open the container.

View of smoke from Centennial Pier fire

Archived - Mar 04Update on Port Metro Vancouver fire

Under order of the fire chief, the areas from East of Main Street, North of First Ave and West of Nanaimo are now clear. The shelter-in-place order has been lifted.

Person on street

Archived - Mar 03Extreme Weather Alert

An Extreme Weather Alert (EWA) for Vancouver has been called for March 3 due to sub-zero temperatures. There are a number of shelters that are providing spaces during this EWA.

Archived - 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.

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