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Positive Ticket

Feb 06New Positive Ticket program empowers youth with free passes to pools, rinks, and fitness centres

The Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver Police Department are piloting a youth recognition and incentive program called Positive Ticket.

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Feb 05Vancouver and Surrey join forces for Smart Cities Challenge

Over the coming months, both cities are seeking input from citizens, entrepreneurs, innovators, and businesses with a final proposal to be submitted to Infrastructure Canada.

Arbutus Greenway Design Jam participants

Feb 02City releases Arbutus Greenway emerging design ideas

Residents from all corners of the city collaborated on draft designs for the future Arbutus Greenway. The emerging design ideas are informing the preferred design, which the City will share with the public in spring 2018.

City Hall lit red

Feb 02Vancouver shows its support for Canadian Athletes

The City of Vancouver will be lighting up some of its landmarks in red to show support for Canada's athletes at the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Buildings downtown Southeast False Creek

Feb 02City opens 135 new affordable housing geared towards families

Families seeking affordable housing in Vancouver will now have access to Railyard Housing Co-op, a below-market building in Southeast False Creek with 135 affordable homes.

Hands typing on laptop keyboard in highrise. Highrise condos in the background.

Jan 29Empty Homes Tax declarations due in less than one week

A total of 11% of Vancouver homeowners have not yet submitted their Empty Homes Tax declarations and only have four days left before the February 2 deadline or their properties will be deemed vacant and subject to the Empty Homes Tax.

Sketch of an aerial view of the imagined Northeast False Creek based on the plan, showing a cluster of buildings around BC Place Stadium and a large park and Pacific Boulevard where the viaducts once stood

Jan 24Ambitious Northeast False Creek final plan to go to City Council

Get the plan highlights: housing, parks, transportation, healthy communities, reconciliation, cultural redress. Council considers the final plan on Jan 31.

Knight Street and Southeast Marine Drive upgrades

Jan 23Knight and SE Marine safety improvements near complete

The northbound off-ramp at Knight Street and SE Marine Drive has fully reopened to all traffic. Work to improve the very busy intersection and off-ramp is now near complete.

Film trucks parked

Jan 19Vancouver remains one of the best places to live and work as a movie maker in North America

The City of Vancouver has been ranked as the second best place in North America for movie makers to live and work.

Woman holding and looking at smartphone

Jan 19City partners with Shaw to expand public’s access to free WiFi

Currently, about 550 free public WiFi locations are currently active, with the remaining locations becoming active over the coming months.

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