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A man and his best friend in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Archived - Nov 22Innovative solutions in Winter Response Strategy for Vancouver

The BC government and the City of Vancouver are opening additional winter emergency shelter spaces, providing new rent supplements, and adding more long-term housing supports during the cold and wet weather season for people who are homeless.

Amber Dawn

Archived - Nov 22Amber Dawn wins 2013 City of Vancouver Book Award

Amber Dawn’s How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir (Arsenal Pulp Press), a memoir on a woman’s experiences as a sex trade worker, writer, student, and activist is the winner of the 2013 City of Vancouver Book Award.

Access and Inclusion Awards

Archived - Nov 21City honours 2013 Cultural Harmony and Access and Inclusion Award winners

The City of Vancouver celebrated the achievements of outstanding individuals and organizations with the presentation of the 2013 Access and Inclusion and Cultural Harmony Awards today. Find out who received the awards.

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Archived - Nov 20Vancouver awarded 'Best Green Policy' by World Green Building Council

Vancouver was awarded "Best Green Policy" for its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan by the World Green Building Council.

Canadian Red Cross

Archived - Nov 13Park Board partners with Red Cross to help Typhoon Haiyan victims

The Vancouver Park Board is partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to help the people of the Philippines impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. Cash donations to the Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Fund will be accepted in specially marked boxes at 23 community centres in neighborhoods across the city.

Cigarette butt receptacle in Vancouver

Archived - Nov 12City and TerraCycle launch cigarette butt collection and recycling program

Learn about a new program to recycle cigarette butts launched by the City of Vancouver and TerraCycle.

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Archived - Nov 06Get collection reminders through the City's new smartphone app: VanCollect

If you receive garbage, recycling, or Green Bin collection from the City, you can now download a smartphone app called VanCollect to keep track of your collection schedule and more.

Park Board office in Stanley Park

Archived - Nov 04Park Board Special Meeting on Kitsilano/Hadden Park Advisory Group tonight

A Special Meeting of the Park Board has been called for 6:00 pm tonight, November 4, at the Park Board administration office, 2099 Beach Avenue, to discuss the Kitsilano/Hadden Park Advisory Group.

Poppy

Archived - Nov 04Complimentary City parking for Veterans with plates

Vehicles displaying BC veteran licence plates will be exempt from parking fees at City parking meters, in EasyPark parkades, and surface lots as well as in Park Board operated parking facilities for Veterans Week, November 5 to 11.

Fall leaves in park

Archived - Nov 04Got leaves? - Unlimited leaf collection

Residences who receive Green Bin collection services can set out an unlimited quantity of leaves for pickup from October 1 to January 31. Remember: do not rake or blow your leaves into the street.

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