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Archived - Feb 20Vancouver wins Earth Hour City National Champion

We have been named the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Earth Hour National Champion for the second time, and take home the award for our work to foster new technology.

Environmental art at Maclean Park

Archived - Feb 17New urban agriculture policy starts buzz in city parks

The Vancouver Park Board approved the Urban Agriculture Policy that aims to broaden the types of food-related projects considered in city parks. Get ready for innovative community food and agriculture uses in parks and look for the pollinator house in Trillium North Park this spring.

Burrard Bridge and downtown Vancouver

Archived - Feb 13Draft 2015 budget released today

Today we released our proposed 2015 Operating Budget of $1.223 billion and Capital Budget of $306 million. It outlines how tax dollars are invested across departments, the services you receive, and a summary of all relevant funds and items.

Street-flooding

Archived - Feb 05City responds to rainfall warning

City crews are scheduled to work through the day to respond to calls related to flooding. They will be clearing blocked catch basins, starting with main arterials.

Family in park

Archived - Feb 03Family Day holiday closure

Vancouver City Hall will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 9. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 10 at 8:30am.

Archived - Jan 26Park Board replacing vandalized trees

The Vancouver Park Board is planting 17 young maples to replace trees that were reduced to stumps in the middle of the night at West 29th Avenue by an unknown person.

The City maintains drinking and decorative fountains.

Archived - Jan 21Community benefits from development: improving neighbourhoods and enabling affordable housing in Vancouver

Today, City staff presented to Council the "2013 Annual Report on Community Amenity Contributions and Density Bonusing". It contains details of the public benefits that have contributed to our city by development.

Publik Secrets workshop

Archived - Jan 19Park Board names artists for 2015 Fieldhouse Studio Program

The Vancouver Park Board has selected more than 30 artists, musicians, and performers for coveted multi-year residencies in nine former park caretaker cottages.

Vancouver City Hall

Archived - Jan 16City submits nearly 600 more questions that Kinder Morgan must answer

In our status as an intervenor, we have submitted nearly 600 additional questions to Kinder Morgan to answer as part of the completion of the second round of information requests held by the National Energy Board (NEB).

Chickadee © Jay Black

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.

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