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Archived - Oct 15Vancouver Rent Bank saves residents from losing their homes

In its first year of operation, the Vancouver Rent Bank (VRB) program prevented evictions for over 200 people through the use of small, interest-free loans to help them through a temporary financial crisis.

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Archived - Oct 11Unlimited leaf collection program underway

Now’s the time to clean up autumn leaves from yards, sidewalks and boulevards and add them to your green (yard trimmings) bin. Until January 31, crews will collect unlimited quantities of leaves as part of the yard trimmings collection program.

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Archived - Oct 10City and community-sponsored events highlight Homelessness Action Week

Mayor Gregor Robertson launched Homelessness Action Week today, running from October 13-19 in Vancouver, with an official proclamation to members of the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society.

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Archived - Oct 08National volunteer program launches for FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ and FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014

The National Volunteer Program for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 was launched today. Vancouver is an Official Host City for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. Register to volunteer.

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Archived - Oct 08City, BC Housing to partner on winter shelters for most vulnerable residents

The City and BC Housing are partnering to put in place up to four temporary homeless shelters this winter. The annual partnership was outlined at City Council today as part of a staff update on Homelessness Action Week, which runs October 13-19.

City of Vancouver Book Award

Archived - Oct 02Finalists announced for 2013 City of Vancouver Book Award

A memoir, two books of poetry and two non-fiction works, all of which reflect Vancouver’s rich history and culture, have been selected as finalists for the 2013 City of Vancouver Book Award. The 25th annual City of Vancouver Book Award will be presented at the Mayor’s Arts Awards Gala at Science World on November 22.

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Archived - Oct 01Tennis players embrace new courts at Kits Beach

Kitsilano Beach, one of the world’s best urban beaches, now has 10 freshly updated tennis courts to match the gorgeous scenery!

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Archived - Oct 01Marine Drive and Oakridge parking permits expire October 31

Remember to renew your annual residential parking permit. Renew online or in person at City Hall starting October 1.

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Archived - Sep 30New funding from City invests in solving tough social challenges

The City is launching a new granting program to support local projects that tackle some of Vancouver’s most challenging social problems, with the creation of the Social Innovation Projects (SIP) Grants.

Creekway Park

Archived - Sep 26Creekway Park, a lush urban space and restored creek, opens September 30

Vancouver's newest park — Creekway Park — has been dramatically transformed from a parking lot into an ecologically rich and diverse corridor with native plants and bird habitat, along with pedestrian and bicycle paths, and a daylighted stream.

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