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Archived - 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

Archived - 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

Archived - 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

Archived - 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

Archived - 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

Archived - 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.

Polar Bear Swim

Archived - Dec 26Polar Bear Swim back for 95th year on January 1

New Year’s Day is a great time to get a fresh start so why not take an invigorating dip in English during the annual Polar Bear Swim!

Fraserview Golf Course

Archived - Dec 23Vancouver golfers can swing all winter long, including Christmas Day!

Vancouver golfers can swing all winter long on the Park Board's three championship courses, including Christmas Day!

City staff proactively prepare for King Tide

Archived - Dec 19City staff proactively prepare for King Tide

In anticipation of high tides throughout the holiday season, City of Vancouver staff have taken a proactive approach to protect and prepare neighbourhoods from potential flooding.

Archived - Dec 18Keep fit during the holidays

All community centres, fitness centres, pools, rinks, and golf courses will be open throughout the holiday season, including many on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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