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Trillium Park North

Archived - Jul 23Work begins to rewild Vancouver and connect people to the natural world

The Vancouver Park Board has already started work to "rewild" Vancouver so the city can become not only the greenest, but the most ecologically literate on earth.

Typewriter

Archived - Jul 22Vancouver looks for its next Poet Laureate

The City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library, and Vancouver Writers Fest are accepting nominations for Vancouver’s next Poet Laureate until August 27. The Laureate acts as a champion for poetry, language, and the arts, and creates a unique, artistic legacy through public readings and city events.

Highrise under construction

Archived - Jul 18Building permit values reach the highest levels since before the recession

The City of Vancouver issued a record $1.12 billion in building permits during the first six months of 2014, the highest amount since pre-recession levels. This is the third year in a row that construction has topped the billion-dollar figure for the first half of the year.

Vancouver City Hall

Archived - Jul 15City of Vancouver’s approach to debt

The City of Vancouver has a dynamic, highly diversified urban economy that is thriving as a result of its global brand, its leading global clusters in the high tech and creative sector, and its role as a global gateway to the Asia Pacific.

Children playing in waterpark

Archived - Jul 14Summer sun heats up city

Hotter temperatures are forecast for the next few days. Beat the heat and stay hydrated, check on others, and be on the lookout for people who may be suffering from too much heat.

Person cutting vegetables

Archived - Jul 10City supports Vancouver Incubator Kitchen

The City is pleased to support the Vancouver Incubator Kitchen, a partnership between Vancouver Community College, Mark Brand Inc., Vancity Credit Union, and the City of Vancouver.

Coal Harbour

Archived - Jul 09Vancouver proves cities can protect the environment and grow the economy

The City of Vancouver released its third annual Greenest City Action Plan update today, with progress continuing in all 10 goal areas. Most notably, Vancouver reached a remarkable six per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) since 2007. In the same period, the population grew five per cent and jobs increased seven per cent.

It's Written on Your Face by Jeannette Sirois

Archived - Jul 07New artwork for the Year of Reconciliation debuts in July

A new public art project, a series of transit shelter posters, debuts in July 2014 in an exhibition to honour and celebrate the City’s Year of Reconciliation.

Soccer goalie

Archived - Jul 06Soccer fever takes over Vancouver

To mark the 2014 Fifa World Cup Final on July 13, come out to “Soccer! Samba!! Celebration!!!” at the Trout Lake Community Centre. Reserve your tickets in advance.

Vancouver City Hall

Archived - Jul 032015-2018 Capital Plan proposes major investments in affordable housing, childcare, transportation

The City of Vancouver’s draft 2015-2018 Capital Plan, which will be presented to Council on July 9, identifies $1.08 billion of capital investment priorities for the City for the next four years with a focus on affordable housing, childcare, and transportation.

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