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Chief Resilience Office Katie McPherson

Archived - Apr 04City launches partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and names first chief resilience officer

Katie McPherson will lead the development of the citywide Resilience Strategy to ensure our residents, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems can persist, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks Vancouver may experience.

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Archived - Mar 31Vancouver artists invited to create pieces to decorate utility boxes

Get the design criteria and requirements to apply to have your art appear on one of 30 utility boxes around the city.

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Archived - Mar 30Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reports 56% increase in overdose response calls over week of March 20

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reported 162 overdose response calls for the week of March 20, a 56% increase from the previous week.

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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.

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 24New approach looks at building the right housing supply

We are pursuing several new priorities to deliver greater volumes and more varied housing supply across the city.

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Archived - Mar 21City launches Historical Discrimination Against People of Chinese Descent Advisory Group

The advisory group will provide input on the public consultation process and review the outcomes, propose wording for an official apology, and recommend next steps in support of reconciliation.

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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.

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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.

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