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Group of people being trained to give Naloxone

Apr 06Thirty-two suspected overdose deaths in March recorded in Vancouver

This month, the Vancouver Police Department is reporting a suspected 32 overdose deaths in March, an increase from 27 deaths reported by the BC Coroners Service for the same month last year.

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Apr 05City coordinates expanded road work and street use this summer 

The city is preparing city-led infrastructure upgrades, third-party utility work, private development, filming, and special events.

VanSplash logo

Apr 05Park Board will create city-wide advisory committee to revisit VanSplash Aquatics Strategy

The Park Board will invite an external advisory committee to assist in developing a revised version of VanSplash, the Board’s long-term aquatics strategy for Vancouver.

Chinatown Millennium Gate at Pender and Carrall

Mar 29Information session provides updates on proposed changes to Chinatown development policies

The City will host a public information session on proposed changes to development policies and zoning in Chinatown which would help new development fit better with the historic and cultural character of the neighbourhood.

Kitsilano childcare facility

Mar 29City and Province open new childcare centre in Kitsilano

Today the City of Vancouver and provincial government announced the opening of a childcare centre that will see 37 spaces for toddlers and preschoolers.

Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy graphic

Mar 29City proposing bold actions to reduce single-use items including ban on foam cups and containers

Over the last year, the City has worked with residents and businesses to create a made-in-Vancouver strategy for reducing the use of single–use items.

Chinatown Millennium Gate at Pender and Carrall

Mar 28City Council to convene special meeting in Chinatown to deliver official apology for historical discrimination against Chinese people

On Sunday, April 22, Vancouver City Council will convene a Special Council meeting in Chinatown where Mayor Gregor Robertson will deliver a formal apology for past discrimination against residents of Chinese descent.

Spanish Banks parking lot

Mar 28Park Board will not implement seasonal pay parking at Spanish Banks beaches in 2018

After a thorough staff review the Park Board has decided it will not introduce seasonal pay parking at Spanish Banks this summer.

Fire truck on a street in Yaletown

Mar 27Yaletown fire access design changes following collaboration with businesses

A revised street design will be trialled on Mainland Street and Hamilton Street in Yaletown.

Mural at Saa-ust Centre of flowers with a braid framing birds flying in the sky

Mar 19 City opens Saa-ust Centre at 44 East Cordova Street

In anticipation of community hearings being hosted by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in April, we are opening a temporary space to offer support to families and survivors at 44 E Cordova.

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