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The Mayor's Arts Awards

Archived - Mar 20Recognizing the very best of Vancouver's arts and culture community

Recognize the very best of Vancouver's arts and culture community. Nominations for the 2013 Mayor's Arts Awards are now open. Each nomination requires three nominators, and the deadline for nominations is 10 a.m. Monday, April 15.

Andrew and Crystal Johns' gift

Archived - Mar 19City wins trio of prestigious Earth Hour awards

The City of Vancouver was named the Global Earth Hour Capital 2013, Canadian winner of a WWF Green City Challenge Award, and People’s Choice winner at the World Wildlife Fund awards.

Lightbulb

Archived - Mar 18Join Earth Hour 2013

Join millions of people from around the world in the largest environmental event in history and go dark by switching off your lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday 23 March for Earth Hour.

Worms and compost

Archived - Mar 14Worm composting bins available for purchase

Reduce your kitchen waste and help the environment, by composting at home. We have a limited number of worm composters available.

Manholes give City maintenance workers access to the sewer and water systems.

Archived - Mar 13Iron Clad Art: Manhole cover design challenge

Turn our streets into dynamic public art sites. Submit your manhole cover designs that highlight the importance of our sewer system and express Vancouver’s spirit, values and a vision for a sustainable future by 4:00 p.m. 15 April 2013.

Cars parked on street

Archived - Mar 12Fairview parking permits expire March 31

Remember to renew your permit. Starting March 18, you can renew your permit at City Hall.

Pacific great blue herons nesting in Stanley Park

Archived - Mar 07Pacific great blue herons return to Stanley Park after successful 2012 season

The Pacific great blue herons have returned to their current nest site in Stanley Park for the 13th consecutive year. They began arriving in the past week to the trees that tower above the Park Board's Administrative Offices and the tennis courts. Last year, volunteers counted 117 nests in the colony.

traffic on west broadway

Archived - Feb 28Study shows rapid transit key to unlocking potential of UBC/Broadway corridor

The City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia released a KPMG study that shows a rail-based rapid transit system on the UBC Broadway Corridor is needed to meet population growth and economic potential.

Chinatown gates

Archived - Feb 26Community leader and Chinatown heritage advocate receives Civic Merit Award

Fred Mah was presented with the Civic Merit Award on Tuesday 26 February by Mayor Gregor Robertson at a ceremony at City Hall.The award recognizes Mr. Mah’s extensive volunteer work and contributions to the community as well as his professional leadership.

Stanley park seawall

Archived - Feb 22Portion of Stanley Park Seawall closed for maintenance

A portion of the Stanley Park Seawall will be closed on weekdays till March 8 for annual rock scaling and maintenance work.

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