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Checking blood pressure

Archived - Mar 16Number of overdose calls last week remains higher than historical average

The mayor says federal funding should be used for clean prescription drugs and substitution therapy, and expanded treatment-on-demand services.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Archived - Mar 15VanDusen Garden receives award in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary

VanDusen Garden receives a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Production apprentice program

Archived - Mar 14City launches pilot Aboriginal Production Apprentice Program

The Canada 150+ team is seeking Aboriginal apprentices as production assistants to receive exposure in event production while receiving a living wage.

Archived - Mar 14Pacific great blue herons now nesting in Stanley Park

​The Pacific great blue herons are back for the 17th year and are now starting to claim nests in the colony located across from the tennis courts and above the parking lot at 2099 Beach Avenue in Stanley Park.

Park Board office in Stanley Park

Archived - Mar 10Park Board amending bylaw to prohibit cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium

The Park Board directed staff last night to amend a park bylaw that pertains to cetaceans in city parks in order to prohibit the importation and display of live cetaceans in Vancouver parks. The Board asked staff to bring forward the amended bylaw for review no later than May 15.

Apartments in downtown Vancouver

Archived - Mar 09Reminder for owners of Vancouver’s empty and under-utilized homes

We are reminding homeowners that non-principal residences must be rented out for at least six months in 2017 or they will be subject to the newly-introduced Empty Homes Tax.

Downtown Vancouver skyline

Archived - Mar 09Statement on BC Hydro

City Council postponed any decision on BC Hydro’s “seed” proposal because it couldn't make a fully informed decision on behalf of Vancouver residents by BC Hydro’s March 31 deadline.

Police cars

Archived - Mar 09Number of overdose calls last week highest so far this year

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reported 174 overdose calls for the week of February 26 to March 5. Vancouver Police also reported 14 suspected overdose deaths across the city last week.

The Vancouver FIFA Fan Zone

Archived - Mar 08Vancouver becoming premier sport-hosting destination

Today City staff provided a progress update to Council reinforcing Vancouver’s position as a world-class sport-hosting destination. Staff outlined estimated economic impacts totaling $73 million.

Apartment building

Archived - Mar 07City improving permit process to be more responsive, service oriented

We have made significant investments in improving development processes and wait times to improve workflow and overall customer experience in 2016. Learn more.

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