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Archived - Mar 09Reminder for owners of Vancouver’s empty and under-utilized homes

We are reminding homeowners that non-principal residences must be rented out for at least six months in 2017 or they will be subject to the newly-introduced Empty Homes Tax.

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Archived - Mar 07Character Home Zoning Review directions look to add housing and incentives to retain older homes

City staff provided an update to Council today that summarized the main highlights of what we’ve heard over the past several years.

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Archived - Mar 07City improving permit process to be more responsive, service oriented

We have made significant investments in improving development processes and wait times to improve workflow and overall customer experience in 2016. Learn more.

Leek House, 2013 Heritage Award winner

Archived - Feb 24Nominations open for People's Choice Heritage Awards

Nominate a project, small or large, that preserves heritage buildings, structures, or other features located in Vancouver. Nominations close March 18.

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Archived - Feb 16Doors open for Vancouver's first temporary modular housing development

Learn about this innovative building solution that provides interim homes for 40 male and female residents on low- and fixed-income.

Archived - Feb 14Celebrate National Flag of Canada Day with flag raising at highest point in city

The Vancouver Park Board is raising the Canadian flag at Bloedel Conservatory and celebrating National Flag of Canada Day on February 15.

City of Vancouver staff sanding and salting roads

Archived - Feb 07City prepares for another snowfall Wednesday, followed by rain and ice

The City of Vancouver is preparing for another snowfall on Wednesday, followed by warming temperatures and rain throughout the remainder of the week.

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Archived - Feb 07City’s credit rating outlook upgraded by international agency

The City's credit rating has been upgraded to AAA (stable outlook) from AA+ (positive outlook) by international agency Standard and Poor’s Rating Service.

Snow on a garbage bin

Archived - Feb 06Green Bin collection temporarily suspended

Green Bins won't be collected this week so City crews can clear snow and collect garbage. Collection will restart on Tuesday, February 14. Learn more.

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Archived - Feb 03Warmer, quieter, and more comfortable homes

We will be seeking approval from Council next week to update the Vancouver Building Bylaw with better energy efficiency requirements for new low-rise buildings six storeys and under including townhomes.

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