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Children at a playground

Archived - May 22City of Vancouver exceeds target for new childcare

At today’s Child Care Month celebration, Mayor Gregor Robertson announced that the City has surpassed its three-year target for creating new childcare spaces.

Dog in park

Archived - May 22Please don't leave pets unattended in cars in warm weather

As the weather gets warmer, take care of your pet by not leaving it in the car when you’re out together. Even in the shade with the windows partly open, the inside temperature in a car can quickly rise high enough to seriously harm or even kill your pet.

The City of Vancouver works with the Burrard Inlet Environmental Action Program to protect the inlet.

Archived - May 16Insurance companies factor in climate change, so should NEB, says City

The City filed a motion with the National Energy Board (NEB) to ensure that the economic impacts of climate change are included in the review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

West End

Archived - May 14West End Community Plan wins Excellence in Policy Planning Award

The West End Community Plan has won the Planning Institute of British Columbia’s 2014 Excellence in Policy Planning Award (City and Urban Areas).

Kiteboarding

Archived - May 12Kiteboarders can now launch from Spanish Banks Extension

Kiteboarders will now be able to enjoy their sport locally as part of a new one-year pilot program at Vancouver’s most westerly beach.

Chickadee © Jay Black

Archived - May 10The Black-capped Chickadee named Vancouver's City Bird for 2015

For the last four weeks, six resident Vancouver birds have been vying for votes in Vancouver's first City Bird competition. Over 704,000 votes were cast in the online poll, and the Black-capped Chickadee won with 39% support (277,924 votes).

House damaged by the Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquake in 2011

Archived - May 08Are you prepared for an emergency? Get prepared during Emergency Preparedness Week.

This week is Emergency Preparedness Week (May 4 -10) and it is a good reminder to ask yourself if you are ready for an emergency.Living in Vancouver, we could be faced with a major earthquake and yet few of us take the necessary steps to ensure we and our families are prepared.

Pop-Up City Hall logo

Archived - May 08Vancouver launches Pop-Up City Hall

Today the City launched the Pop-Up City Hall program, a mobile City Hall that provides easy access to key municipal services in different Vancouver neighbourhoods.

Park Board office in Stanley Park

Archived - May 06Statement from Park Board Chair on commencement of legal action against Riley Park Hillcrest Community Association

There has been significant public concern expressed to the Park Board regarding alleged irregularities in the conduct of business at the Riley Park Hillcrest Community Association. The Park Board has requested information from the Association to assess the situation

United We Can logo

Archived - May 05United We Can relocates to City property in False Creek Flats

United We Can, one of the most successful social enterprises in Canada, has moved into a new, larger facility with the help of a rental grant from the City of Vancouver.

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