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Parade in Chinatown celebrating V-J Day

Archived - Mar 21City launches Historical Discrimination Against People of Chinese Descent Advisory Group

The advisory group will provide input on the public consultation process and review the outcomes, propose wording for an official apology, and recommend next steps in support of reconciliation.

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Archived - Mar 21Overdose deaths in March likely to surpass February totals

To support work to reverse this trend, the City is advocating that senior levels of government act now to increase access to treatment-on-demand options.

Trans people welcome sign

Archived - Mar 17New washroom signage at City Hall welcomes trans* individuals

New washroom signage at Vancouver City Hall is being updated to state, “Trans people welcome.”

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Archived - Mar 16Number of overdose calls last week remains higher than historical average

The mayor says federal funding should be used for clean prescription drugs and substitution therapy, and expanded treatment-on-demand services.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Archived - Mar 15VanDusen Garden receives award in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary

VanDusen Garden receives a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Archived - Mar 14Pacific great blue herons now nesting in Stanley Park

​The Pacific great blue herons are back for the 17th year and are now starting to claim nests in the colony located across from the tennis courts and above the parking lot at 2099 Beach Avenue in Stanley Park.

Production apprentice program

Archived - Mar 14City launches pilot Aboriginal Production Apprentice Program

The Canada 150+ team is seeking Aboriginal apprentices as production assistants to receive exposure in event production while receiving a living wage.

Park Board office in Stanley Park

Archived - Mar 10Park Board amending bylaw to prohibit cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium

The Park Board directed staff last night to amend a park bylaw that pertains to cetaceans in city parks in order to prohibit the importation and display of live cetaceans in Vancouver parks. The Board asked staff to bring forward the amended bylaw for review no later than May 15.

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Archived - Mar 09Statement on BC Hydro

City Council postponed any decision on BC Hydro’s “seed” proposal because it couldn't make a fully informed decision on behalf of Vancouver residents by BC Hydro’s March 31 deadline.

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Archived - Mar 09Number of overdose calls last week highest so far this year

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reported 174 overdose calls for the week of February 26 to March 5. Vancouver Police also reported 14 suspected overdose deaths across the city last week.

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