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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.

View of Burrard Bridge looking east toward False Creek and Granville Bridge at sunrise

Archived - Jul 23Council approves Burrard Bridge upgrades and Pacific-Burrard intersection redesign

With the project approved, staff will develop a final design with input from the heritage sector and other stakeholder groups in August. Construction work will begin early 2016.

Railroad crossing

Archived - Jul 22CP Rail activities community update

We are working with CP Rail and Transport Canada to ensure railway operations on the Arbutus Corridor are as safe as possible, while advising them of our concerns. We have asked for an operating plan and 48 hours notice when rail activities restart. Find out how to stay informed on CPR updates.

Illustration of proposed upgrades the north end of Burrard Bridge

Archived - Jul 20Public feedback helps enhance proposed Burrard Bridge and Pacific St intersection upgrades

On July 22, staff will present to Council the proposed upgrades to improve safety and connections for all road users. Thanks to public feedback, the proposal includes means-prevention fencing, crisis phones, and more.

Artists in Communities

Archived - Jul 14Park Board announces 2015 Artists in Communities

The artists and projects chosen for the 2015 Artists in Communities program are Working Holiday Project (Dunbar), UpCYCLED Stories (Mount Pleasant), Free Imagination (Thunderbird), and Magic Trout Imaginarium (Trout Lake). Find out more.

Water your garden with a watering can or a hose that has a spring-loaded nozzle

Archived - Jul 08Be water wise this summer

Following a low snow pack and increased heat with no rain, new water restrictions came into effect this week throughout Metro Vancouver. Find out how you can reduce your use of water.

Aaron Munro of RainCity Housing

Archived - Jul 072015 Homeless levels decrease slightly; We take further action to protect SRO housing stock

Today, Council considered amendments to the Single Room Accommodation Bylaw to better protect low-income tenants facing displacement, improve conditions, and maintain affordability in Vancouver’s low-income Single Room Occupancy housing stock.

Downtown Vancouver with smoke in the air

Archived - Jul 06Cooling Centres are open if you need to get inside

Our Cooling Centres, which include air-conditioned community centres and libraries, are open if you need relief from the smoke.

Awards of Excellence 2014 trophies

Archived - Jul 06Awards of Excellence honour top citizens and organizations

The winners of the Awards of Excellence were announced at a celebration hosted by Mayor Robertson and members of City Council. The Awards of Excellence celebrate those who make Vancouver a greener, healthier, more diverse, accessible, and prosperous city.

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