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Illustration of a brown character home fronted by small trees

Mar 07Character Home Zoning Review directions look to add housing and incentives to retain older homes

City staff provided an update to Council today that summarized the main highlights of what we’ve heard over the past several years.

Awards of excellence

Mar 01Exceptional citizens honoured at 2017 Vancouver Awards of Excellence

Seventeen exceptional Vancouver individuals, organizations, and businesses were honoured for their outstanding civic achievements. Mike Harcourt, former mayor of the City of Vancouver and premier of British Columbia, received the Freedom of the City award.

Leek House, 2013 Heritage Award winner

Feb 24Nominations open for People's Choice Heritage Awards

Nominate a project, small or large, that preserves heritage buildings, structures, or other features located in Vancouver. Nominations close March 18.

Suite showing a bed, dresser, and armchair inside the temporary modular housing building at 220 Terminal Avenue

Feb 16Doors open for Vancouver's first temporary modular housing development

Learn about this innovative building solution that provides interim homes for 40 male and female residents on low- and fixed-income.

Feb 14Celebrate National Flag of Canada Day with flag raising at highest point in city

The Vancouver Park Board is raising the Canadian flag at Bloedel Conservatory and celebrating National Flag of Canada Day on February 15.

West End Parking Strategy

Feb 09West End Parking Strategy makes way for smoother trips to popular neighbourhood

Council approved the West End Parking Strategy to make it easier for residents and their visitors to find a parking near home.

Vancouver City Hall

Feb 07City’s credit rating outlook upgraded by international agency

The City's credit rating has been upgraded to AAA (stable outlook) from AA+ (positive outlook) by international agency Standard and Poor’s Rating Service.

City of Vancouver staff sanding and salting roads

Feb 07City prepares for another snowfall Wednesday, followed by rain and ice

The City of Vancouver is preparing for another snowfall on Wednesday, followed by warming temperatures and rain throughout the remainder of the week.

Snow on a garbage bin

Feb 06Green Bin collection temporarily suspended

Green Bins won't be collected this week so City crews can clear snow and collect garbage. Collection will restart on Tuesday, February 14. Learn more.

Apartment building

Feb 03Warmer, quieter, and more comfortable homes

We will be seeking approval from Council next week to update the Vancouver Building Bylaw with better energy efficiency requirements for new low-rise buildings six storeys and under including townhomes.

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