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City Hall in summer, behind the trees on the north lawn

Archived - Sep 20Volunteer to be on a City of Vancouver civic agency or committee

There are currently positions available for a variety of City civic agencies and committees, including the Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee, the Development Permit Board Advisory Panel, and more. The deadline for applications is 19 October 2012 at 5:00pm.

Public art in Riley Park neighbourhood: Geyser for Hillcrest Park

Archived - Sep 19Geyser for Hillcrest Park: Public Art in Vancouver

Unlike Old Faithful, which was the inspiration for the artists, the Geyser for Hillcrest Park has its own intermittent schedule. Discover this geyser's underground secret.

Adapted social and recreation programs in Vancouver

Archived - Sep 17Summit looks to bridge isolation through community strategies

The City has joined with SFU, the Vancouver Foundation, and other community partners to host the inaugural Community Summit Alone Together: Connecting in the City from September 18-23. The six-day series of workshops and events addresses the issue of isolation through discussions, music, poetry, comedy, debate, and film.

Mayor Gregor Robertson placing food scraps into container

Archived - Sep 11City expands residential Food Scraps Recycling Program

If you live in a house or duplex, you now can add all food scraps and food soiled paper along with yard waste to your green bin. This means, in addition to uncooked fruits and vegetables, coffee grounds, egg shells and teabags, residents can now add meat, fish, bones, dairy, bread, cooked items and food soiled paper such as napkins, pizza boxes and paper plates.

The Cultural Harmony Awards recognize people and organizations who have made a significant, ongoing commitment to cultural understanding in Vancouver.

Archived - Sep 07City accepting nominations for Cultural Harmony Awards

The awards recognize outstanding contributions by individuals or organizations in promoting greater understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of different cultural groups and backgrounds.

Parks Board

Archived - Sep 06Park Board statement on Vancouver Police Department charges

The Park Board has just become aware of the Vancouver Police Department’s charges against a former lifeguard for historic incidents, and are fully assisting them with their investigation.

The Mayor's Arts Awards

Archived - Sep 05RSVP for 2012 Mayor's Arts Awards Ceremony

You and a guest are invited to join Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vancouver City Council in honouring the recipients of the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards.

Two men discussing building plans

Archived - Aug 306,000 jobs created as building permit values hit $1 billion

Over 6,000 construction and related spin-off jobs were created in Vancouver’s housing and commercial/industrial sector as building permit values reached $1.1 billion during the first half of 2012. This figure is a 39% increase over the same period last year, and 16% higher than pre-recession levels in 2008.

ViVA Vancouver: Pop Rocks

Archived - Aug 29Robson St. pedestrian plaza to remain open; City staff consulting on longer street closure

The 800 block of Robson Street, between Hornby and Howe, will remain closed to vehicles until the end of the year following another very successful summer as a popular pedestrian plaza.

Community Garden

Archived - Aug 27Greenest City Fund – Grants for Charitable Organizations

If you are a registered charitable organization, apply for a Greenest City Grant for Vancouver-based projects that address one or more of the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan goals. Deadline for project proposals: Friday, September 14.

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