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Catch Basin

Archived - Nov 23Metal thieves create new danger for pedestrians

During June of this year, 92 catch basin covers were stolen in Vancouver. Since September, 19 more grates have gone missing, 13 of those in November. Please be cautious of uncovered storm drain or catch basins, which are a foot or two deep and can be as deep as five or six feet. They pose a significant danger to pets, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

Downtown Vancouver skyline

Archived - Nov 22Social media company HootSuite leases new corporate headquarters from City of Vancouver

HootSuite has signed an innovative agreement with the City to lease new office space at 5 East 8th Avenue in Vancouver, with an option for ownership. It will move into its new, larger head office in early 2013.

People walking in rain with umbrellas

Archived - Nov 19With rainy and darker days, pedestrians and motorists reminded to be alert

November is one of the most dangerous months for pedestrians. With the rain now upon us, darker, wetter days create difficult driving conditions, making it challenging for drivers to see pedestrians.

Downtown Vancouver skyline

Archived - Nov 16Vancouver wins inaugural Guangzhou International Award for urban innovation

The City won the award for Urban Innovation for its Greenest City and housing affordability initiatives. Deputy Mayor Kerry Jang accepted the award on behalf of the City at a ceremony in Guangzhou, China.

Street-flooding

Archived - Nov 16Stormy weather will bring down leaves; Please help clear street drains

With high winds and heavy rain in the forecast, as well as higher than usual tides, please take a few minutes to prevent flooding by clearing street and alley storm drains of leaves and debris.

Cars parked on street

Archived - Nov 15Robson North parking permits expire 30 November

Remember to renew your permit. Starting 19 November, you can renew your permit at the West End Community Centre. There will be extended hours on 29 November.

Asphalt - using warm-mix

Archived - Nov 15New paving process using recycled plastic

The City has developed a new warm mix paving process that uses a state-of-the-art wax material derived from 100 per cent recycled plastics. The paving method reduces greenhouse gases and improves air quality during the paving process.

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Archived - Nov 15City Archives presents historic films from Vancouver’s past

An afternoon at the movies will transport audiences through Vancouver’s past as the City of Vancouver Archives presents Vintage Vancouver, a showcase of historic films from its collection.

Crew performing road work

Archived - Nov 14FCM launches national The Great Canadian Infrastructure Challenge

Get involved in The Great Canadian Infrastructure Challenge. Add your support for cleaner drinking water, shorter commute times and expert treatment of wastewater across Canada.

The Cultural Harmony Awards recognize people and organizations who have made a significant, ongoing commitment to cultural understanding in Vancouver.

Archived - Nov 13City honours 2012 Cultural Harmony Award winners

Mayor Gregor Robertson presented the City’s 2012 Cultural Harmony Award to the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra and Joyce Lam of the Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre on 13 November.

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