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Helen Hill at Potluck Catering

Archived - May 16City of Vancouver affirms its role as a leader in social enterprise

The City of Vancouver is stepping up its support for Vancouver’s booming social enterprise sector, providing grant funding totaling $380,000 over two years to two organizations to support the growth of the social enterprise sector and the capacity of businesses to hire and support people with barriers to employment.

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Archived - May 16Are you ready for the switch?

From now until July, if you live in a house or duplex, your Green Bin and recycling will be emptied every week, and your garbage bin every other week. To help you with this change, sign up online for garbage and Green Bin collection reminders by email, text message, voicemail or tweet.

Child on bike

Archived - May 14We want to hear from you about the Point Grey-Cornwall Corridor

Come to a drop-in open house and share your thoughts on ways to improve this corridor May 23, 25 and 27. City staff will be available at all the open houses to discuss the project, answer questions and gather input.

Riverfront Park view of the Fraser River

Archived - May 14City unlikely to be affected by rising Fraser River levels

The City of Vancouver is unlikely to be impacted by the High Streamflow Advisory for the Lower Fraser River, issued by the BC River Forecast Centre.

Get ready for summer! Enjoy Vancouver's heated outdoor pools

Archived - May 14Almost summer! Outdoor pools open this weekend

Outdoor pools and beaches open for summer on May 18, 2013, with lifeguards and park rangers on duty.

Eugene Wong, 2012 Vancouver Open champion

Archived - May 06New date, larger purse for 2013 Saputo Vancouver Open

The 2013 Saputo Vancouver Open, held on the Vancouver Park Board’s three championship golf courses in partnership with Vancouver Golf Tour, is moving to June this year with a $125,000 purse based on a full field of national and international players, and a $16,000 cheque for the winner.

Kitchen container

Archived - May 01New Green Bin Program rolls out to first Vancouver neighbourhoods this week

A change in the frequency of garbage collection and Green Bin service for houses and duplexes begins May 1. The first residents to see the change will be in the ‘green’ north collection zone. Your Green Bin and Blue Box willed be emptied weekly and your garbage every other week.

Hummingbird

Archived - May 01Bird Week celebrations in Vancouver

The Vancouver Park Board, in collaboration with the City of Vancouver, the Stanley Park Ecology Society and Tourism Vancouver, is celebrating the inaugural Bird Week, May 4 – 11, 2013.

Dogs inside

Archived - Apr 30Take a free workshop during Emergency Preparedness Week

Keep yourself, family, and pets safe in an earthquake. Sign up for a free emergency preparedness workshop during Emergency Preparedness Week from May 5 to 11.

Vancouver street

Archived - Apr 22City announces Treekeepers program to grow Vancouver’s urban forest

Residents in Vancouver now have a new way to support the City of Vancouver’s goal to be the greenest city in the world by 2020, with the launch of the Treekeepers Program, which encourages residents and businesses to plant more trees on their property.

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