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Archived - Jul 22Vancouver looks for its next Poet Laureate

The City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library, and Vancouver Writers Fest are accepting nominations for Vancouver’s next Poet Laureate until August 27. The Laureate acts as a champion for poetry, language, and the arts, and creates a unique, artistic legacy through public readings and city events.

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Archived - Jul 18Building permit values reach the highest levels since before the recession

The City of Vancouver issued a record $1.12 billion in building permits during the first six months of 2014, the highest amount since pre-recession levels. This is the third year in a row that construction has topped the billion-dollar figure for the first half of the year.

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Archived - Jul 16Construction begins on baseball diamonds at Hastings Community Park

The Vancouver Park Board is holding a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the reconstruction of the little league baseball diamonds at Hastings Community Park. Learn how we are funding this project to build on the 50-year history of this sports facility.

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Archived - Jul 14Summer sun heats up city

Hotter temperatures are forecast for the next few days. Beat the heat and stay hydrated, check on others, and be on the lookout for people who may be suffering from too much heat.

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Archived - Jul 14Park Board calls Special Meeting to review practice of keeping captive whales and dolphins in Stanley Park

The Park Board will meet at 9:00am on Saturday, July 26 to review the practice of keeping captive cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) at the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park. Sign up to speak at this meeting by 12:00 noon on Friday, July 25.

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Archived - Jul 10City supports Vancouver Incubator Kitchen

The City is pleased to support the Vancouver Incubator Kitchen, a partnership between Vancouver Community College, Mark Brand Inc., Vancity Credit Union, and the City of Vancouver.

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Archived - Jul 10New grant program helps preserve and protect heritage and housing in Chinese Society buildings

A new grant program supporting critical upgrades to preserve and protect buildings owned by Chinese Family Clan and Benevolent Societies has been approved by Vancouver City Council.

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Archived - Jul 09Vancouver proves cities can protect the environment and grow the economy

The City of Vancouver released its third annual Greenest City Action Plan update today, with progress continuing in all 10 goal areas. Most notably, Vancouver reached a remarkable six per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) since 2007. In the same period, the population grew five per cent and jobs increased seven per cent.

The City of Vancouver works with the Burrard Inlet Environmental Action Program to protect the inlet.

Archived - Jul 04Trans Mountain answers only 248 of the 394 questions submitted by the City of Vancouver

On Friday, the City will use its status as an intervener to call upon the National Energy Board (NEB) to direct Trans Mountain to respond to the 145 questions that remain outstanding from the City’s original submission to the NEB.

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Archived - Jul 02Help young street trees thrive this summer

Help the Vancouver Park Board, and water young street trees in front of your home and on your block — not only during this hot weather, but throughout the summer.

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