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Archived - Jun 05City of Vancouver receives Green Champion Award

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) honoured the City as a Green Champion at its annual conference and trade show. The City was recognized in the municipal category of the “Best Green Building Policy”.

Aerial view of downtown Vancouver

Archived - May 26City invites entries for inaugural Urban Design Awards

Celebrate design excellence in our city. Submit your entry for our inaugural Urban Design Awards.

Stanley Park miniature train

Archived - May 26Choo choo, choo … next stop Stanley Park: Miniature train turns 50

The miniature train is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Stanley Park. To commemorate this milestone, there will be $5.00 train rides, free entertainment, and more from June 6 - 8.

Rupert Park Pitch and Putt

Archived - May 26The First Tee gets permanent home at Vancouver pitch and putt

The First Tee, a unique program that uses golf to teach youth core values such as perseverance, respect and honesty, has found a new home at an east Vancouver golf course.

Contact Creekside Community Centre

Archived - May 23Community centres offer all day programming during teachers’ strike

Vancouver Park Board community centres are responding to the BC Teachers’ Federation rotating one-day strikes by offering day long programming on Monday, May 26 at 13 community centres.

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.

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.

Second Beach Pool

Archived - May 14Summer starts in Vancouver with the opening of outdoor pools and beaches

Starting this Victoria Day long weekend, the city’s outdoor pools and beaches will open, and lifeguards and Park Rangers will be on duty.

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).

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