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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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