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Aboriginal man in a crowd at a torch lighting event

Apr 26Canada 150+ signature events revealed

We're announcing our Canada 150+ signature events for you to experience Indigenous culture throughout Vancouver this year.

The James Residence at 587 West King Edward Avenue received a 2017 Vancouver Heritage Award for the high degree of retention and thoughtful restoration of the one-of-a-kind and beloved city landmark

Apr 25Vancouver Heritage Award winners represent excellence in preservation projects

Find out the projects and accomplishments were awarded for promoting heritage conservation, public education, advocacy, and awareness in Vancouver.

Challenger baseball field at Hillcrest Park

Apr 22Vancouver Park Board opens baseball field designed for children with disabilities

The wheelchair-accessible field at Hillcrest Park is western Canada's first Challenger baseball field for children with physical and cognitive challenges.

Park Board staff cleaning up the field at Sunset Beach Park after the 4/20 marijuana event

Apr 21Sunset Beach Park to be closed for repairs after 4/20

The field will close for up to five weeks to recover from the 4/20 marijuana event. The Park Board will try to recoup repair costs from event organizers.

Group of people being trained to give Naloxone

Apr 20Nine suspected overdose deaths recorded last week in Vancouver

To date there have been 18 suspected overdose deaths in April. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reported 131 overdose response calls for the week of April 10.

Trees for sale by Vancouver Park Board

Apr 12Residents invited to grow Vancouver’s urban forest with $10 trees

The Park Board is selling 3,000 trees at $10 apiece including twenty-six varieties of fruit, flowering, shade, and conifer trees.

Checking blood pressure

Apr 12City reflects on one year since declaration of public health emergency

Over 1,000 people across BC have died from drug overdoses since the fentanyl crisis began one year ago, with Vancouver hit the hardest.

New seniors centre

Apr 11City funds the creation of a new seniors centre

The centre will provide much needed services in an area of Vancouver's largest seniors' populations living alone or in poverty.

Community Partnership agreement

Apr 11Vancouver Park Board approves new Joint Operating Agreement with Community Centre Associations

The decision caps off a one-year consultation between the Park Board and the CCAs and introduces a historic new chapter in their relationship.

Addressing homelessness

Apr 11Our next steps to address homelessness, help SRO tenants

We have increased our response to address homelessness in the past year, and will take even further action throughout 2017 as high housing costs, near-zero rental vacancy, and frozen welfare rates continue to impact residents.

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