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Archived - Oct 01Finding Home event to share inspiring stories during Homelessness Action Week

Help mark World Homelessness Day on October 10 by joining us for "Finding Home", an event that will share inspiring stories from people who have experienced homelessness, and those striving to improve the lives of the homeless.

Downtown Vancouver skyline

Archived - Sep 27City's budget outlook for 2013 released

The City's budget outlook for 2013 has just been published and can be downloaded online. Opportunities to provide input will be coming soon.

Computer Circuit Board

Archived - Sep 25Vancouver app developers take on Greenest City targets at YVR Cleanweb Hackathon

Local software developers will take part in a ‘hackathon’ to generate smartphone and web apps that address the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 targets and environmental opportunities this Saturday, 29 September 2012.

W.H-New -2012-Book-Award-Winner

Archived - Sep 21Poetry collection YVR by W.H. New wins Vancouver Book Award

An independent jury selected YVR for its maturity of concept and language, its musicality, rhythm and poetry of Vancouver place names, and the many political, geographic and community voices.

Firefighter on ladder

Archived - Sep 21Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services testing new siren technology to improve safety and reduce noise pollution

In a continuing effort to improve public and firefighter safety - and reduce noise pollution in the city - Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services VFRS has begun testing a new "Howler" siren.

City Hall in summer, behind the trees on the north lawn

Archived - Sep 20Volunteer to be on a City of Vancouver civic agency or committee

There are currently positions available for a variety of City civic agencies and committees, including the Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee, the Development Permit Board Advisory Panel, and more. The deadline for applications is 19 October 2012 at 5:00pm.

Adapted social and recreation programs in Vancouver

Archived - Sep 17Summit looks to bridge isolation through community strategies

The City has joined with SFU, the Vancouver Foundation, and other community partners to host the inaugural Community Summit Alone Together: Connecting in the City from September 18-23. The six-day series of workshops and events addresses the issue of isolation through discussions, music, poetry, comedy, debate, and film.

Kensington  craft fair submissions for juried review

Archived - Sep 13Kensington craft fair call for submissions

Submit your craft or artwork now for inclusion in the Kensington Holiday Craft Fair. The submission deadline is September 28.

The Mayor's Arts Awards

Archived - Sep 13Vancouver’s leading creative talents to receive Mayor’s Arts Awards and City Book Award

Vancouver’s creative community will be celebrated at a gala event on September 20 with presentation of the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the Vancouver Book Award. Twenty-five individuals who have made significant contributions to the creative life in our city and one author, whose work captures Vancouver’s rich history and culture, will be honoured.

Mayor Gregor Robertson placing food scraps into container

Archived - Sep 11City expands residential Food Scraps Recycling Program

If you live in a house or duplex, you now can add all food scraps and food soiled paper along with yard waste to your green bin. This means, in addition to uncooked fruits and vegetables, coffee grounds, egg shells and teabags, residents can now add meat, fish, bones, dairy, bread, cooked items and food soiled paper such as napkins, pizza boxes and paper plates.

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