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Finding solutions for homelessness

Archived - May 31City releases 2016 homeless count results and updates on low-income housing

The count found 1,847 people facing homelessness, almost 6% more than in 2015, clearly reflecting the impacts of Vancouver’s significant housing challenges.

Preferred design for the future park at Richards and Smithe

Archived - May 31First new downtown park in more than a decade as Park Board approves innovative design for Smithe and Richards

The park will feature an elevated walkway with bird’s-eye views of the entire park and large overhead arches for specialty lighting and art installations.

Hot dry summer requires residents to be waterwise

Archived - May 30Don't let the cooler weather fool you! Watering restrictions still in place

We encourage you to be water wise all summer, and the number one thing you can do to make a difference is reduce outdoor watering.

Greenest City Scholars 2016

Archived - May 27Welcoming our 100th Greenest City Scholar this year

Since its inauguration seven years ago, the Greenest City Scholars Program has connected 100 University of British Columbia (UBC) graduate students with the City to perform meaningful research on sustainability initiatives.

Illustration of family-housing development at 2910 East Kent Ave S

Archived - May 25Vancouver Land Trust partnership to create 358 units of affordable housing on City-owned sites

Families and seniors in need of affordable housing will benefit from the new rental and co-op homes in Kensington and Killarney, available in 2017 and 2018.

Vancouver is part of 100 Resilient Cities

Archived - May 24City of Vancouver selected to join 100 Resilient Cities global network

City amongst final group of cities selected in competitive grant process, gaining access to international network of tools and partnerships to build resilience.

Mobi bike

Archived - May 20Introducing Mobi, bikes we share

The name selected for Vancouver’s new bike share program to launch this summer is Mobi (pronounced moe-bee). Discounted memberships available until June 30.

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

Archived - May 19Medical marijuana-related businesses: permitting, licensing, and enforcement continues

We are making progress in the licensing process and are continuing to take enforcement action against Medical Marijuana-related Use (MMRU) stores operating outside of City bylaws. View updates.

Kits Pool

Archived - May 19It’s beach towel weather: Outdoor pools to open this weekend

The heated seaside pools open Saturday, May 21 at Kitsilano Beach Park, Second Beach in Stanley Park, and New Brighton ParkPark Board. Lifeguards and park rangers will be on duty.

Downtown Vancouver beach

Archived - May 18Enhancing waste collection and removal: Additional funding for Street Cleaning Grant Program approved

Council has approved a 50% increase to the annual Street Cleaning Grant Program, which provides funding to non-profit agencies to support litter collection in the Downtown East Side and Business Improvement Areas (BIAs).

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