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Archived - Feb 27City’s credit rating upgraded by international agency

Our credit rating was upgraded from AA to AA+ by Standard and Poor’s Rating Service today, with a stable outlook.

Community gardens

Archived - Feb 20Vancouver wins Earth Hour City National Champion

We have been named the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Earth Hour National Champion for the second time, and take home the award for our work to foster new technology.

Downtown Vancouver at night

Archived - Feb 19Watch TED2015 for free at select Vancouver locations

For the second straight year, you can watch the entire TED conference for free at various live web streaming locations throughout the city from March 16 to 20.

Burrard Bridge and downtown Vancouver

Archived - Feb 13Draft 2015 budget released today

Today we released our proposed 2015 Operating Budget of $1.223 billion and Capital Budget of $306 million. It outlines how tax dollars are invested across departments, the services you receive, and a summary of all relevant funds and items.

Street-flooding

Archived - Feb 05City responds to rainfall warning

City crews are scheduled to work through the day to respond to calls related to flooding. They will be clearing blocked catch basins, starting with main arterials.

Archived - Feb 04Romance is in the air this Valentine’s Day at VanDusen Botanical Garden and select Park Board facilities

Take your sweetheart out this Valentine's Day to a Vancouver park or community centre. Special events and packages are available at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, Hillcrest Aquatic Centre, Vancouver ice rinks, and the Marpole Community Centre.

Family in park

Archived - Feb 03Family Day holiday closure

Vancouver City Hall will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 9. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 10 at 8:30am.

Archived - Jan 26Park Board replacing vandalized trees

The Vancouver Park Board is planting 17 young maples to replace trees that were reduced to stumps in the middle of the night at West 29th Avenue by an unknown person.

The City maintains drinking and decorative fountains.

Archived - Jan 21Community benefits from development: improving neighbourhoods and enabling affordable housing in Vancouver

Today, City staff presented to Council the "2013 Annual Report on Community Amenity Contributions and Density Bonusing". It contains details of the public benefits that have contributed to our city by development.

City Bird 2015: Black-capped Chickadee

Archived - Jan 21Vancouver aims to become world leader for birds

The City’s newly-adopted bird strategy plans to make Vancouver a major hub in the $36-billion North American birding industry by supporting a rich and diverse environment for the 250 species of resident, migratory, and over-wintering birds regularly observed in the Lower Mainland.

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