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Province and City of Vancouver partner to provide winter shelters

Dec 19Warming centres being activated as temporary shelters near capacity

Three temporary warming centres will be activated starting December 20 to provide a safe, warm place for people living on the street.

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Dec 19City plans for snowfall over winter holidays

With snow in the forecast over the winter holidays, the City is initiating its snow plan and reminding residents of what they can do to stay safe.

City Hall's 12th Avenue entrance

Dec 18City appoints new General Manager of Arts, Culture, and Community Services

Sandra Singh, current Chief Librarian at Vancouver Public Library, will take on the role of General Manager in Arts, Culture, and Community Services in April next year.

Holiday Heights at Bloedel

Dec 15Holiday Heights goes ‘Arctic’ this year at Bloedel Conservatory

Holiday Heights at Bloedel is back with an Arctic theme, running daily between 10 am and 8 pm from Friday, December 15 to Sunday, January 7.

City Council chambers

Dec 15City of Vancouver launches consultation to improve the experience of speaking at council

City of Vancouver is reviewing the process for speaking at council to make it more efficient and simpler for everyone.

Hands typing on laptop keyboard in highrise. Highrise condos in the background.

Dec 14City urges homeowners to make their Empty Homes Tax declaration

Declarations can be made online, in person at City Hall, and over the phone by calling 3-1-1.

Pictured in photo, left to right: Gordon Grant, Richard Baker, Morgan Guerin, Charlene Aleck, Mayor Gregor Robertson, Deborah Baker, Michelle George

Dec 13Council approves funding to extend legacy and spirit of Canada 150+ program

City Council approved $350,000 in funding from the City of Vancouver Innovation Fund for collaboration with First Nations and urban Indigenous communities in support of arts and culture programs.

Balmoral Hotel sideview of building

Dec 12Over 426 orders issued against Sahota family for Regent and Balmoral hotels

The City is continuing efforts to step-up enforcement in Single Room Occupancy hotels, with actions taken against the Regent and Balmoral hotels.

About Vancouver

Dec 12Mayor and Council approve 2018 Budget

For 2018, we're investing in affordable housing, homelessness support, opioid crisis response, childcare, police officers, utilities, and transportation.

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Dec 07Vancouver Fire has responded to over 6,000 overdose calls this year

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services has responded to more than 6,000 overdose calls this year, up 28% from the previous year with a month remaining in 2017.

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