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Apartments in downtown Vancouver

Archived - Aug 24Building permit values break records for first half of year

Construction and development dollars being invested in Vancouver have increased nearly 20% over record levels for the same period last year.

Green Streets garden on a traffic circle

Archived - Aug 17Green Streets volunteers put the “green” in City streets

Find a greater sense of community, beautify our city, and meet new friends by volunteering to garden traffic-calmed spaces on neighbourhood streets.

Apartment building

Archived - Aug 14Creating rental units remains high priority for City of Vancouver

With low vacancy rates and a growing population, learn about the actions we're taking to create and protect rental housing. And if you're moving, look up your next home's safety and maintenance record in our Rental Standards Database.

A bright green summer

Archived - Aug 13Bright Green Summer grows and celebrates the Greenest City

Participate in a Greenest City activity, give your feedback on the initiative, and share your story about the green actions you take.

W.J. VanDusen at August 30, 1975 opening of VanDusen Botanical Garden

Archived - Aug 13Celebrate VanDusen Botanical Garden’s 40th anniversary

On Sunday, August 16, enjoy historical and horticultural displays, talks and tours, live music and a magic show, an heirloom veggie harvest and gin tasting, the climbing wall and putting green, and more, for only $2.00.

Railroad crossing

Archived - Aug 12City applies to Canadian Transportation Agency for orders to respect the Arbutus Corridor

We asked the CTA to order CPR to discontinue the railway and make an offer for its 2004 value. CPR's plan is to store rail cars on the line has safety risks and we asked CPR to better protect public safety and minimize disruption.

Election signs are allowed on private property behind the sidewalk

Archived - Aug 10Placement of election and political signage on City property

Election signs and political signs are allowed on private property and on City poster cylinders. Signs placed on City streets will be impounded.

Public swim schedules

Archived - Aug 10Park Board swim lesson and pool program registration system

The registration system for swim lessons and pool programs will now re-open at 12pm today.‎ To reassure our customers, the vast majority of spots remain open.

Smart thermostats can help your household save energy and money.

Archived - Aug 07City tests smart thermostats for their potential to save money and energy

This Thursday, the City of Vancouver, in partnership with Vancity, launched a pilot program to learn what energy and cost savings can be achieved in single family, duplex, and townhomes by using a smart thermostat.

Vancouver Public Library

Archived - Jul 29City receives federal funding for Central Library and Seawall projects

Today we welcomed federal funding for the Stanley Park Seawall and the Vancouver Central Library; two key local infrastructure projects that play an important role in our community.

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