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Firefighter on ladder

Archived - Sep 21Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services testing new siren technology to improve safety and reduce noise pollution

In a continuing effort to improve public and firefighter safety - and reduce noise pollution in the city - Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services VFRS has begun testing a new "Howler" siren.

City Hall in summer, behind the trees on the north lawn

Archived - Sep 20Volunteer to be on a City of Vancouver civic agency or committee

There are currently positions available for a variety of City civic agencies and committees, including the Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee, the Development Permit Board Advisory Panel, and more. The deadline for applications is 19 October 2012 at 5:00pm.

Public art in Riley Park neighbourhood: Geyser for Hillcrest Park

Archived - Sep 19Geyser for Hillcrest Park: Public Art in Vancouver

Unlike Old Faithful, which was the inspiration for the artists, the Geyser for Hillcrest Park has its own intermittent schedule. Discover this geyser's underground secret.

Adapted social and recreation programs in Vancouver

Archived - Sep 17Summit looks to bridge isolation through community strategies

The City has joined with SFU, the Vancouver Foundation, and other community partners to host the inaugural Community Summit Alone Together: Connecting in the City from September 18-23. The six-day series of workshops and events addresses the issue of isolation through discussions, music, poetry, comedy, debate, and film.

Kensington  craft fair submissions for juried review

Archived - Sep 13Kensington craft fair call for submissions

Submit your craft or artwork now for inclusion in the Kensington Holiday Craft Fair. The submission deadline is September 28.

The Mayor's Arts Awards

Archived - Sep 13Vancouver’s leading creative talents to receive Mayor’s Arts Awards and City Book Award

Vancouver’s creative community will be celebrated at a gala event on September 20 with presentation of the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the Vancouver Book Award. Twenty-five individuals who have made significant contributions to the creative life in our city and one author, whose work captures Vancouver’s rich history and culture, will be honoured.

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

Archived - Sep 07City accepting nominations for Cultural Harmony Awards

The awards recognize outstanding contributions by individuals or organizations in promoting greater understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of different cultural groups and backgrounds.

Paint tray and roller

Archived - Sep 06Graffiti free paint program

Thanks to a partnership with Dulux Paints, Vancouver property owners can receive free paint for the removal of existing graffiti up to two times in a calendar year.

Parks Board

Archived - Sep 06Park Board statement on Vancouver Police Department charges

The Park Board has just become aware of the Vancouver Police Department’s charges against a former lifeguard for historic incidents, and are fully assisting them with their investigation.

The Mayor's Arts Awards

Archived - Sep 05RSVP for 2012 Mayor's Arts Awards Ceremony

You and a guest are invited to join Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vancouver City Council in honouring the recipients of the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards.

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