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Archived - Apr 06Downtown Eastside Plan update highlights ongoing progress for the community

We've been carrying out the DTES Plan for three years. Check our progress on investing in the DTES economy, community, culture, housing, and public spaces.

Chief Resilience Office Katie McPherson

Archived - Apr 04City launches partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and names first chief resilience officer

Katie McPherson will lead the development of the citywide Resilience Strategy to ensure our residents, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems can persist, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks Vancouver may experience.

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Archived - Mar 31Vancouver artists invited to create pieces to decorate utility boxes

Get the design criteria and requirements to apply to have your art appear on one of 30 utility boxes around the city.

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Archived - Mar 30Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reports 56% increase in overdose response calls over week of March 20

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reported 162 overdose response calls for the week of March 20, a 56% increase from the previous week.

Interactive artwork - poles that light up at night

Archived - Mar 29Vancouver non-profit organizations get a funding boost to support public art

Public art is getting a boost in Vancouver as we invest more than $500,000 to create opportunities for artists in Vancouver’s vibrant art scene.

People gathered at Jim Deva Plaza with the Speaker's Corner Megaphone

Archived - Mar 29City takes bold next steps for advancing public spaces

We took an exciting step to build off of VIVA Vancouver and advance public spaces by initiating the development of a Downtown Places and Spaces Strategy.

New Jubilee House opens the doors to 162 new affordable homes for at risk and low-income residents

Archived - Mar 28Land exchange agreement relating to 1099 Richards and 508 Helmcken

Read the land exchange contract and development agreement between the City, Brenhill and 127 Society relating to 1099 Richards and 508 Helmcken.

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Archived - Mar 21Overdose deaths in March likely to surpass February totals

To support work to reverse this trend, the City is advocating that senior levels of government act now to increase access to treatment-on-demand options.

Trans people welcome sign

Archived - Mar 17New washroom signage at City Hall welcomes trans* individuals

New washroom signage at Vancouver City Hall is being updated to state, “Trans people welcome.”

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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.

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