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Park Board staff cleaning up the field at Sunset Beach Park after the 4/20 marijuana event

Archived - Apr 21Sunset Beach Park to be closed for repairs after 4/20

The field will close for up to five weeks to recover from the 4/20 marijuana event. The Park Board will try to recoup repair costs from event organizers.

Group of people being trained to give Naloxone

Archived - Apr 20Nine suspected overdose deaths recorded last week in Vancouver

To date there have been 18 suspected overdose deaths in April. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reported 131 overdose response calls for the week of April 10.

Checking blood pressure

Archived - Apr 12City reflects on one year since declaration of public health emergency

Over 1,000 people across BC have died from drug overdoses since the fentanyl crisis began one year ago, with Vancouver hit the hardest.

Trees for sale by Vancouver Park Board

Archived - Apr 12Residents invited to grow Vancouver’s urban forest with $10 trees

The Park Board is selling 3,000 trees at $10 apiece including twenty-six varieties of fruit, flowering, shade, and conifer trees.

Checking blood pressure

Archived - Apr 06Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services overdose response calls up 18% in March compared to February

VF&RS report overdose calls continue to rise. Councillor Jang presents to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs in Ottawa.

Chief Resilience Office Katie McPherson

Archived - Apr 04City launches partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and names first chief resilience officer

Katie McPherson will lead the development of the citywide Resilience Strategy to ensure our residents, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems can persist, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks Vancouver may experience.

Vinyl wrap designed by an artist covering a utility box

Archived - Mar 31Vancouver artists invited to create pieces to decorate utility boxes

Get the design criteria and requirements to apply to have your art appear on one of 30 utility boxes around the city.

Interactive artwork - poles that light up at night

Archived - Mar 29Vancouver non-profit organizations get a funding boost to support public art

Public art is getting a boost in Vancouver as we invest more than $500,000 to create opportunities for artists in Vancouver’s vibrant art scene.

People gathered at Jim Deva Plaza with the Speaker's Corner Megaphone

Archived - Mar 29City takes bold next steps for advancing public spaces

We took an exciting step to build off of VIVA Vancouver and advance public spaces by initiating the development of a Downtown Places and Spaces Strategy.

New Jubilee House opens the doors to 162 new affordable homes for at risk and low-income residents

Archived - Mar 28Land exchange agreement relating to 1099 Richards and 508 Helmcken

Read the land exchange contract and development agreement between the City, Brenhill and 127 Society relating to 1099 Richards and 508 Helmcken.

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