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Archived - Nov 30Fire safety guidelines for Christmas

Get tips from Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services to keep you and your family safe and healthy this holiday season.

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Archived - Nov 29Spread the Paint program is helping to keep Vancouver beautiful

With support from the City of Vancouver’s Integrated Graffiti Management Program, the Youth Development Program at Collingwood Neighbourhood House is helping to eradicate graffiti in Vancouver’s Collingwood neighbourhood through the City’s Spread the Paint Program.

View of Downtown and West End from Granville Street Bridge

Archived - Nov 28Vancouver Council to review 2013 budgets; service metrics included for the first time

Vancouver City Council will consider the proposed 2013 Capital and Operating Budgets at a special evening session on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at City Hall.

Bright nights miniature train

Archived - Nov 26Holiday lights and special events in Vancouver’s parks and gardens

The Vancouver Park Board announces holiday events and light displays, including events at Stanley Park, Bloedel Conservatory, and VanDusen Botanical Garden.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities  - 6th Annual Celebration

Archived - Nov 26City marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities with proclamation and special event

Celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities and promote accessibility and inclusion, come out to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities special community event on 3 December at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Mayor Robertson will issue the proclamation at Council on 27 November.

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.

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