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View of Downtown and West End from Granville Street Bridge

Archived - Oct 15City introduces new appointment booking system to streamline the permit process

As of November 4 you can skip the line and book appointments for a variety of permit services. For some permit applications, appointments are required, and walk-in service is no longer available.

Condos in Vancouver

Archived - Oct 15Vancouver Rent Bank saves residents from losing their homes

In its first year of operation, the Vancouver Rent Bank (VRB) program prevented evictions for over 200 people through the use of small, interest-free loans to help them through a temporary financial crisis.

Raking leaves

Archived - Oct 11Unlimited leaf collection program underway

Now’s the time to clean up autumn leaves from yards, sidewalks and boulevards and add them to your green (yard trimmings) bin. Until January 31, crews will collect unlimited quantities of leaves as part of the yard trimmings collection program.

City of Vancouver Book Award

Archived - Oct 02Finalists announced for 2013 City of Vancouver Book Award

A memoir, two books of poetry and two non-fiction works, all of which reflect Vancouver’s rich history and culture, have been selected as finalists for the 2013 City of Vancouver Book Award. The 25th annual City of Vancouver Book Award will be presented at the Mayor’s Arts Awards Gala at Science World on November 22.

Person on street

Archived - Sep 30New funding from City invests in solving tough social challenges

The City is launching a new granting program to support local projects that tackle some of Vancouver’s most challenging social problems, with the creation of the Social Innovation Projects (SIP) Grants.

Creekway Park

Archived - Sep 26Creekway Park, a lush urban space and restored creek, opens September 30

Vancouver's newest park — Creekway Park — has been dramatically transformed from a parking lot into an ecologically rich and diverse corridor with native plants and bird habitat, along with pedestrian and bicycle paths, and a daylighted stream.

The Open Data Catalogue makes the City of Vancouver's vast amount of data publicly available online.

Archived - Sep 24City encourages wider use of open data, adopts Open Government Licence

The Open Government Licence makes it easier to use and combine open data from multiple government agencies across Canada.

Year of Reconciliation

Archived - Sep 17City hosts a week of Reconciliation events

Participate in Reconciliation Week events to acknowledge the historical impacts of residential schools on Aboriginal peoples and create a legacy for meaningful change in society.

Park Board OneCard

Archived - Sep 1550,000 have signed up for the Park Board's OneCard

People of all ages are getting active and enjoying universal access to recreation in Vancouver with the new system-wide pass.

Talk Vancouver logo

Archived - Sep 11The City launches a new online space for you to share your ideas and opinions

As part of our Engaged City initiative, we invite you to be part of Talk Vancouver, our online space for civic participation.

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