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Chief Sparrow from Musqueam Nation, H. Jody Wilson-Raybould Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Mayor Gregor Robertson, City of Vancouver, Chief Maureen Thomas, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Karen Joseph from Reconciliation Canada

Aug 05The Drum is Calling Festival in numbers

During nine days, close to 40,000 attendees enjoyed the diverse offerings of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists, performers, storytellers, chefs, dancers, drummers, artisans, filmmakers, designers, writers, activists, young leaders, and elders.

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Aug 04Two overdose deaths reported for the week of July 24

The Vancouver Police Department reported a suspected two overdose deaths for the week of July 24, down from three reported the previous week.

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Aug 04October by-election to include Vancouver school trustees

The Province of British Columbia has informed the City of Vancouver that the October 14, 2017 by-election will include the election of Vancouver school trustees.

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Aug 04Beat the heat this long weekend

As the region continues to experience high temperatures and reduced air quality, the City of Vancouver is expanding its services so that residents and visitors are safe over the long weekend.

Vancouver Mayor and Fire Chief talking to the media

Aug 01High temperatures this week a reminder to stay safe in summer heat

With Environment Canada issuing a special weather statement for hot weather for the region, the City of Vancouver is reminding residents to stay safe, drink water, and check on others.

Two people on Pride float waving flags

Jul 31 City kicks off Pride week

City Council and the Vancouver Pride Society officially launched Pride Week at Jim Deva Plaza today. The Pride Parade will be on Sunday, August 6, starting at noon. View parade route and road closures.

Illustration of a disposable cup, take-out-food container, and shopping bag

Jul 29Adventuring in Vancouver this summer? Use the “Pack it in, Pack it out” method for a chance to win prizes!

With hot and sunny weather continuing and some of summer’s biggest events on the horizon, the City of Vancouver is encouraging residents to show their love for their city by not letting containers, cups, and food wrapping become litter.

Honda Celebration of Light fireworks at English Bay with inukshuk to the left

Jul 28Honda Celebration of Light kicks off Saturday

Get details on road closures, safety tips, and more during the Honda Celebration of Lights taking place Saturday July 29, Wednesday August 2, and Saturday August 5.

Balmoral Hotel sideview of building

Jul 27City files 60 charges against the Balmoral Hotel

The charges address infractions of the Standards of Maintenance Bylaw that were identified during proactive inspections of the building. Eighteen infractions relate to an inspection on January 31, 2017, and a further 42 were identified on April 19, 2017.

Illustration of Pearson Plaza and the YMCA in the redeveloped Pearson Dogwood lands

Jul 27More than 600 new units of affordable housing to be added in South Vancouver and the West End

The Pearson Dogwood lands will provide 540 City-owned social housing units and the First Baptist Church project will provide 61 social housing units.

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