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Mar 21Overdose deaths in March likely to surpass February totals

To support work to reverse this trend, the City is advocating that senior levels of government act now to increase access to treatment-on-demand options.

Trans people welcome sign

Mar 17New washroom signage at City Hall welcomes trans* individuals

New washroom signage at Vancouver City Hall is being updated to state, “Trans people welcome.”

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Mar 16Number of overdose calls last week remains higher than historical average

The mayor says federal funding should be used for clean prescription drugs and substitution therapy, and expanded treatment-on-demand services.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Mar 15VanDusen Garden receives award in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary

VanDusen Garden receives a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Production apprentice program

Mar 14City launches pilot Aboriginal Production Apprentice Program

The Canada 150+ team is seeking Aboriginal apprentices as production assistants to receive exposure in event production while receiving a living wage.

Mar 14Pacific great blue herons now nesting in Stanley Park

​The Pacific great blue herons are back for the 17th year and are now starting to claim nests in the colony located across from the tennis courts and above the parking lot at 2099 Beach Avenue in Stanley Park.

Park Board office in Stanley Park

Mar 10 Park Board amending bylaw to prohibit cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium

The Park Board directed staff last night to amend a park bylaw that pertains to cetaceans in city parks in order to prohibit the importation and display of live cetaceans in Vancouver parks. The Board asked staff to bring forward the amended bylaw for review no later than May 15.

Apartments in downtown Vancouver

Mar 09Reminder for owners of Vancouver’s empty and under-utilized homes

We are reminding homeowners that non-principal residences must be rented out for at least six months in 2017 or they will be subject to the newly-introduced Empty Homes Tax.

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Mar 09Statement on BC Hydro

City Council postponed any decision on BC Hydro’s “seed” proposal because it couldn't make a fully informed decision on behalf of Vancouver residents by BC Hydro’s March 31 deadline.

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Mar 09Number of overdose calls last week highest so far this year

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reported 174 overdose calls for the week of February 26 to March 5. Vancouver Police also reported 14 suspected overdose deaths across the city last week.

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