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Porch design on Robson Square

Archived - Mar 18Lounge on a Robson Street porch this summer

For the first time in VIVA Vancouver's five year run, the summer public space installation at 800 Robson Street will be created by designers and architects from outside of Vancouver. This year's winning design is "Porch Parade".

Pacific great blue heron

Archived - Mar 18Best nature show in town - the heron cam is now live

The Vancouver Park Board heron cam is now streaming the intimate lives of the tall, long-legged Pacific great blue herons of Stanley Park, home to one of North America’s largest urban great blue heron colonies.

Firefighters at container fire

Archived - Mar 05Advisory for Port Metro Vancouver container fire

At 7:00pm tonight Port Metro Vancouver in combination with DP World Vancouver (operators of Centerm), Vancouver Fire & Rescue, Environment Canada, Ministry of Environment, Quantum Murray and Hemmera will attempt to open the container.

Port Metro Vancouver

Archived - Mar 05Port fire update from City and Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services

City and Port Metro Vancouver emergency operations centres are active. The fire chief is overseeing the situation at Port Metro Vancouver.

View of smoke from Centennial Pier fire

Archived - Mar 04Update on Port Metro Vancouver fire

Under order of the fire chief, the areas from East of Main Street, North of First Ave and West of Nanaimo are now clear. The shelter-in-place order has been lifted.

Commuters on a crowded bus on Broadway

Archived - Mar 02Mayor and councillors to do telephone town hall tonight

Mayor Gregor Robertson and councillors George Affleck and Adriane Carr join Bill Good for a telephone town hall with Vancouver residents at 7:00pm tonight.

Archived - Mar 02City purchases land for over 120 units of affordable housing

We bought eight properties on SW Marine Drive for our Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) to build 50-60 affordable rental units – over half for families. The land was paid for by community amenity contributions from the Cambie Corridor Affordable Housing Fund. Learn more about this first step towards creating 2,500 new affordable homes by 2021.

Vancouver City Hall

Archived - Feb 27City’s credit rating upgraded by international agency

Our credit rating was upgraded from AA to AA+ by Standard and Poor’s Rating Service today, with a stable outlook.

Downtown Vancouver

Archived - Feb 27Kinder Morgan fails to respond to critical questions from Vancouver and Burnaby

With the final round of NEB questioning complete, we (Vancouver and Burnaby) have found that nearly half of our critical questions regarding Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion proposal remain unanswered.

Environmental art at Maclean Park

Archived - Feb 17New urban agriculture policy starts buzz in city parks

The Vancouver Park Board approved the Urban Agriculture Policy that aims to broaden the types of food-related projects considered in city parks. Get ready for innovative community food and agriculture uses in parks and look for the pollinator house in Trillium North Park this spring.

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