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On-street recycling station

Archived - Jul 17City making it easier to recycle while out and about

This summer, the City is expanding on-street recycling options throughout downtown Vancouver to help keep our streets clean, litter-free, and vibrant.

People paddling a canoe during the Gathering of Canoes Festival

Archived - Jul 14Gathering of Canoes kicks off Canada 150+ signature events

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson joined 350 other paddlers in 30 canoes who traveled from Ambleside in West Vancouver to the shore at Vanier Park.

Knight Street upgrade

Archived - Jul 11Knight Street infrastructure upgrades complete

Work to update aging water mains, separate the sewer system, and enhance safety along the S-Curve on Knight Street from 12th to 37th Avenue is now complete.

Home and a monthly calendar with fewer than 30 days marked

Archived - Jul 11Vancouver takes steps towards legalizing short-term rentals

Short-term rentals could be allowed in principal residences for periods of less than 30 days at a time, if Council approves the proposed rules at a public hearing in fall 2017.

Vancouver Mayor talking to children at Arbutus Greenway

Archived - Jul 10Celebration of the Arbutus Greenway temporary path

On Saturday afternoon, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Jerry Dobrovolny joined the community to celebrate the Arbutus Greenway temporary path.

Park Ranger

Archived - Jul 07Hot times, summer in the city

The summer sunshine makes Vancouver parks a perfect, summer playground. However, this weather increases the fire hazard in city parks.

People cycling on the 10th Avenue Corridor near Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)

Archived - Jul 05Walk, bike, and roll to community events this summer

With summer officially upon us and over a dozen events on the horizon, the City of Vancouver is encouraging residents to walk, bike, and roll to get around town.

Apartments in downtown Vancouver

Archived - Jul 05City introduces regulations for short-term rentals

Vancouver City staff are proposing a new regulatory framework for short-term rentals - including Airbnb, Expedia and others - that will protect long-term rental housing supply while enabling supplemental income for local residents.

Robson and Bute plaza - people sitting on benches and people at picnic tables with umbrellas

Archived - Jul 04Trial plaza opens at Bute and Robson

Opened just in time for Canada Day on July 1, the plaza at Bute and Robson will remain open until October 16.

Empty room

Archived - Jun 30Important information on the Vancouver Empty Homes Tax

Residential property owners should be reminded that non-principal residences must be occupied by a tenant for six months in 2017, or qualify for one of the exemptions to avoid being subject to the tax.

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