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Archived - Feb 05City’s credit outlook revised to positive on improving financial management practices

Our long-term credit and senior unsecured debt credit ratings, as well as short-term issuer credit rating were affirmed at AA+ and A-1+, respectively. This change follows an increase in credit rating from AA to AA+ in 2015.

The City’s Building Energy Retrofit Strategy targets the buildings that will most help to reduce these emissions.

Archived - Feb 03New fund to spur energy efficiency upgrades for buildings

The $1 million fund will support our work to carry out the Building Energy Retrofit Strategy to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. Learn about the fund's first steps.

Heron

Archived - Feb 02Vancouver Park Board wants nature in the city, not an urban jungle

Park Board has approved a comprehensive plan to increase the size and quality of Vancouver’s natural areas including forests, wetlands, streams, shorelines, and meadows.

City Hall's 12th Avenue entrance

Archived - Feb 01City to issue first Development Permits for medical marijuana-related businesses

Decisions are expected in February on the first Development Permit applications for medical marijuana-related retail uses submitted under our recently-adopted zoning regulations. Find out more.

Road barricades around a construction site

Archived - Jan 26Large infrastructure upgrades will enhance safety and improve water quality

This spring, we will continue replacing the water main on Pender Street and start infrastructure upgrades along the Burrard Corridor and Southwest Marine Drive.

Illustration of the new development at 288 East Hastings St

Archived - Jan 25Downtown Eastside Plan delivers first project with 60% social housing requirement

The City's Development Permit Board approved a new development in the DTES with 172 housing units. Learn about the building and housing requirements.

Home under construction

Archived - Jan 13Building permit values hit all-time record as Vancouver’s economic growth continues

The building permits we issued in 2015 hit a value of $3.2 billion, marking an all-time record in Vancouver’s growing economy.

Archived - Jan 12Park Board approves 11 recommendations in response to Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Vancouver Park Board endorses 11 ambitious strategies to advance the historic work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Board programs and facilities.

Holiday lights at VanDusen Garden

Archived - Jan 05Park Board’s Festival of Lights at VanDusen enjoys most successful year ever!

Almost 110,000 people attended the Festival of Lights. The lights are on for two more weekends. Get the details.

VanWifi is here

Archived - Dec 22Free public #VanWiFi access added to more locations

Free public #VanWiFi access is now available at 21 civic locations throughout Vancouver thanks to additional sites installed in the past two months.

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