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Find out about Christmas tree chipping

Dec 30 Keep it green this holiday season and recycle your Christmas tree

Vancouver residents have three green options this month for recycling their live, cut Christmas trees. Prepare trees for recycling by removing all tinsel and decorations.

Apartments in the Vancouver's West End

Dec 28City takes significant steps in providing affordable housing in 2016

In 2016, we took many actions to address housing affordability and to boost rental housing supply in Vancouver.

West end snowy weather

Dec 25Winter weather response plan update

​The current weather forecast is for snow to begin late Sunday night/early Monday morning before turning into rain by mid-afternoon on Monday. City crews will be working throughout the night with salters and plows to prepare, with the potential to add more staff and equipment if needed.

Snow on a garbage bin

Dec 23Vancouver South Transfer Station will accept residential garbage at no cost December 24, 26 to January 8

View new options to dispose of your household garbage and recycling while our crews try to safely provide collection services during the winter weather.

Vancouver Tool Library, recipient of a green grant

Dec 22City accepting applications for Greenest City Grant

The program provides $205,000 per year to support community projects that help us achieve our Greenest City Action Plan targets. Apply by February 6, 2017.

Province and City of Vancouver partner to provide winter shelters

Dec 22City and Province partner to extend 85 Extreme Weather shelter spaces

The shelter spaces at Serena's, Salvation Army Harbour Light, and Catholic Charities will stay open until the end of January, longer if the cold persists.

Polar Bear Swim at English Bay Beach in Vancouver

Dec 21Park Board invites you to take the plunge in the 97th annual Polar Bear Swim

Take a New Year's Day plunge in English Bay (costume optional) and compete in the Peter Pantages 100-yard swim, or sit back and delight in the spectacle!

LED light installation at City Hall

Dec 20City continues to enhance openness and transparency

We recently sent a follow-up letter to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to update the Acting Commissioner on our continued efforts to improve public access to City records.

Person on street

Dec 20Additional 75 people used warming shelters Monday

Three community centre warming shelters will reopen Tuesday night to welcome anyone needing to get out of the cold.

Person on street

Dec 19More than 150 people accommodated at warming shelters over the weekend

We opened three community centres to welcome anyone who needed to get out of the cold. All three will reopen Monday night.

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