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Archived - Jul 05City introduces regulations for short-term rentals

Vancouver City staff are proposing a new regulatory framework for short-term rentals - including Airbnb, Expedia and others - that will protect long-term rental housing supply while enabling supplemental income for local residents.

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Archived - Jul 04Trial plaza opens at Bute and Robson

Opened just in time for Canada Day on July 1, the plaza at Bute and Robson will remain open until October 16.

Thornton Park

Archived - Jun 30Canada Day Pot Protest to take place in downtown park despite lack of permit

On the day of the event, park rangers will monitor Thornton Park along with the many other events taking place in our parks on Canada Day. Vancouver Police officers will be on-site to manage traffic and keep the peace.

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Archived - Jun 30Important information on the Vancouver Empty Homes Tax

Residential property owners should be reminded that non-principal residences must be occupied by a tenant for six months in 2017, or qualify for one of the exemptions to avoid being subject to the tax.

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Archived - Jun 27Vancouverites reduced waste and carbon pollution in 2016-2017

This morning we released the sixth Greenest City Action Plan Implementation Update, highlighting significant accomplishments made in the 2016/2017.

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Archived - Jun 26Vancouver aims to meet the electric vehicle demand

BC Hydro expects the number of electric vehicles in Vancouver to increase to about 30,000 by 2030. City staff will be asking Council for approval on two electric vehicle initiatives highlighted in the Renewable City Strategy (RCS).

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Archived - Jun 24City welcomes delegates to Vancouver for the 2017 International Sustainable Campus Network Conference

The City of Vancouver, with the University of British Columbia, will host the 2017 International Sustainable Campus Network Conference, June 26-28, 2017.

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Archived - Jun 23Five overdose deaths reported for the week of June 12

Five overdose deaths reported for the week of June 12 Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services recorded an 18 per cent increase in overdose response calls for same period.

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Archived - Jun 23Summer sun to heat up city

The return of summer sun is bringing heat this weekend. Stay hydrated, check on vulnerable neighbours, and use City facilities with air-conditioning if needed.

Vancouver Art Gallery plaza opening

Archived - Jun 22Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza opens for events as Vancouver’s most compelling public space

Final upgrades to the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery will continue this summer. Long-planned events, such as Sport BC’s Summer Warm Up and the annual Thai Festival, will be accommodated.

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