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Archived - Mar 21Overdose deaths in March likely to surpass February totals

To support work to reverse this trend, the City is advocating that senior levels of government act now to increase access to treatment-on-demand options.

Trans people welcome sign

Archived - Mar 17New washroom signage at City Hall welcomes trans* individuals

New washroom signage at Vancouver City Hall is being updated to state, “Trans people welcome.”

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Archived - Mar 15VanDusen Garden receives award in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary

VanDusen Garden receives a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Production apprentice program

Archived - Mar 14City launches pilot Aboriginal Production Apprentice Program

The Canada 150+ team is seeking Aboriginal apprentices as production assistants to receive exposure in event production while receiving a living wage.

Archived - Mar 14Pacific great blue herons now nesting in Stanley Park

​The Pacific great blue herons are back for the 17th year and are now starting to claim nests in the colony located across from the tennis courts and above the parking lot at 2099 Beach Avenue in Stanley Park.

Park Board office in Stanley Park

Archived - Mar 10Park Board amending bylaw to prohibit cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium

The Park Board directed staff last night to amend a park bylaw that pertains to cetaceans in city parks in order to prohibit the importation and display of live cetaceans in Vancouver parks. The Board asked staff to bring forward the amended bylaw for review no later than May 15.

Apartments in downtown Vancouver

Archived - Mar 09Reminder for owners of Vancouver’s empty and under-utilized homes

We are reminding homeowners that non-principal residences must be rented out for at least six months in 2017 or they will be subject to the newly-introduced Empty Homes Tax.

Apartment building

Archived - Mar 07City improving permit process to be more responsive, service oriented

We have made significant investments in improving development processes and wait times to improve workflow and overall customer experience in 2016. Learn more.

Illustration of a brown character home fronted by small trees

Archived - Mar 07Character Home Zoning Review directions look to add housing and incentives to retain older homes

City staff provided an update to Council today that summarized the main highlights of what we’ve heard over the past several years.

Awards of excellence

Archived - Mar 01Exceptional citizens honoured at 2017 Vancouver Awards of Excellence

Seventeen exceptional Vancouver individuals, organizations, and businesses were honoured for their outstanding civic achievements. Mike Harcourt, former mayor of the City of Vancouver and premier of British Columbia, received the Freedom of the City award.

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