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Archived - Nov 29 — VanDusen Festival of Lights set to sparkle for 35th year
The enchanting VanDusen Festival of Lights is set to sparkle for another holiday season starting November 30, 2019.
Archived - Nov 28 — Council approves restrictions on shopping bags, plastic straws, cups, and utensils
Council approved crucial new by-laws targeting waste and litter from single-use items.
Archived - Nov 28 — Events, decisions, and reports at City Council this week
Council met to hear and deliberate a variety of topics during Council and Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities meetings.
Archived - Nov 28 — Warming centres opened in response to cold weather
Residents experiencing homelessness are being urged to use warming centres which will open for the next two nights.
Archived - Nov 27 — New measures approved to boost rental housing production
City Council has approved a series of recommendations that will enable rental apartments to be developed faster, and in more areas of the city.
Archived - Nov 27 — Underrepresented groups benefit from more than $800K in culture grants
Council approved $885,250 in cultural grants, which will offer support for local artists and underrepresented communities.
Archived - Nov 27 — Vancouver City Council approves 25% increase in Empty Homes Tax rate for 2020
City Council directed staff to amend the Vacancy Tax by-law to increase the Empty Homes Tax rate (currently 1.0%) to 1.25% for the 2020 tax year.
Archived - Nov 25 — City releases draft 2020 budget ahead of December 3 special Council meeting
We've published our Draft 2020 Budget and Five-Year Financial Plan, to be considered by City Council at a special Council meeting on December 3.
Archived - Nov 20 — Public invited to share views on billboards and electronic signage in the city
Billboards, advertising signs, and electronic signage are the focus of the next phase of our review of the Sign By-law.
Archived - Nov 20 — Almost $40 million in Empty Homes Tax revenue collected to date is funding affordable housing initiatives
Since the Empty Homes Tax was launched, the program has created $39.7 million in net revenue to fund affordable housing.
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