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Dec 21City's director of legal services receives Queen's Counsel designation

Francie Connell, Director of Legal Services and City Solicitor is one of 27 appointees to be recognized of the honorary title of Queen's counsel for 2017.

Polar Bear Swim

Dec 21Brrr, did somebody say Polar Bear Swim?

Vancouver Park Board’s 98th annual Polar Bear Swim in English Bay is January 1, 2018 at 2:30 pm.

Province and City of Vancouver partner to provide winter shelters

Dec 19Warming centres being activated as temporary shelters near capacity

Three temporary warming centres will be activated starting December 20 to provide a safe, warm place for people living on the street.

Mother and son clearing a street catch basin

Dec 19Draino McDrainface voted the “gratest” catch basin name by Vancouver residents

Residents placed their votes for their favourite catch basin names in our Catch Basin Naming Contest and Draino McDrainface is the winner.

City Hall's 12th Avenue entrance

Dec 18City appoints new General Manager of Arts, Culture, and Community Services

Sandra Singh, current Chief Librarian at Vancouver Public Library, will take on the role of General Manager in Arts, Culture, and Community Services in April next year.

Holiday Heights at Bloedel

Dec 15Holiday Heights goes ‘Arctic’ this year at Bloedel Conservatory

Holiday Heights at Bloedel is back with an Arctic theme, running daily between 10 am and 8 pm from Friday, December 15 to Sunday, January 7.

City Council chambers

Dec 15City of Vancouver launches consultation to improve the experience of speaking at council

City of Vancouver is reviewing the process for speaking at council to make it more efficient and simpler for everyone.

Hands typing on laptop keyboard in highrise. Highrise condos in the background.

Dec 14City urges homeowners to make their Empty Homes Tax declaration

Declarations can be made online, in person at City Hall, and over the phone by calling 3-1-1.

Pictured in photo, left to right: Gordon Grant, Richard Baker, Morgan Guerin, Charlene Aleck, Mayor Gregor Robertson, Deborah Baker, Michelle George

Dec 13Council approves funding to extend legacy and spirit of Canada 150+ program

City Council approved $350,000 in funding from the City of Vancouver Innovation Fund for collaboration with First Nations and urban Indigenous communities in support of arts and culture programs.

Balmoral Hotel sideview of building

Dec 12Over 426 orders issued against Sahota family for Regent and Balmoral hotels

The City is continuing efforts to step-up enforcement in Single Room Occupancy hotels, with actions taken against the Regent and Balmoral hotels.

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