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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.

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.

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.

Road barricades around a construction site

Archived - Aug 05Keeping traffic flowing during busy street-use season

We're halfway through the peak season for roadwork and special events. Find out how we manage traffic congestion and how to stay informed on traffic.

Pride flag

Archived - Jul 30Celebrate with Pride this weekend in Vancouver

The Vancouver Pride Parade takes place in the West End on Sunday, August 2 at noon. Learn about this year's parade theme, Gender Superheroes, and get hot weather safety tips.

The DTES Street Market at Pigeon Park and Carroll Street in 2013

Archived - Jul 29DTES Street Market opens at 501 Powell Street

Learn about the new home for Vancouver's original grassroots market and the upcoming community economic development hub, complete with an urban garden and maker space.

City Hall in summer, behind the trees on the north lawn

Archived - Jul 26General Manager of Planning and Development Announces Retirement

After 35 years of experience planning in the public and private sector, the City of Vancouver General Manager of Planning and Development, Brian Jackson has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2015.

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