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Mar 09Reminder for owners of Vancouver’s empty and under-utilized homes

We are reminding homeowners that non-principal residences must be rented out for at least six months in 2017 or they will be subject to the newly-introduced Empty Homes Tax.

Downtown Vancouver skyline

Mar 09Statement on BC Hydro

City Council postponed any decision on BC Hydro’s “seed” proposal because it couldn't make a fully informed decision on behalf of Vancouver residents by BC Hydro’s March 31 deadline.

Police cars

Mar 09Number of overdose calls last week highest so far this year

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reported 174 overdose calls for the week of February 26 to March 5. Vancouver Police also reported 14 suspected overdose deaths across the city last week.

The Vancouver FIFA Fan Zone

Mar 08Vancouver becoming premier sport-hosting destination

Today City staff provided a progress update to Council reinforcing Vancouver’s position as a world-class sport-hosting destination. Staff outlined estimated economic impacts totaling $73 million.

Apartment building

Mar 07City improving permit process to be more responsive, service oriented

We have made significant investments in improving development processes and wait times to improve workflow and overall customer experience in 2016. Learn more.

Illustration of a brown character home fronted by small trees

Mar 07Character Home Zoning Review directions look to add housing and incentives to retain older homes

City staff provided an update to Council today that summarized the main highlights of what we’ve heard over the past several years.

Awards of excellence

Mar 01Exceptional citizens honoured at 2017 Vancouver Awards of Excellence

Seventeen exceptional Vancouver individuals, organizations, and businesses were honoured for their outstanding civic achievements. Mike Harcourt, former mayor of the City of Vancouver and premier of British Columbia, received the Freedom of the City award.

Leek House, 2013 Heritage Award winner

Feb 24Nominations open for People's Choice Heritage Awards

Nominate a project, small or large, that preserves heritage buildings, structures, or other features located in Vancouver. Nominations close March 18.

Suite showing a bed, dresser, and armchair inside the temporary modular housing building at 220 Terminal Avenue

Feb 16Doors open for Vancouver's first temporary modular housing development

Learn about this innovative building solution that provides interim homes for 40 male and female residents on low- and fixed-income.

Feb 14Celebrate National Flag of Canada Day with flag raising at highest point in city

The Vancouver Park Board is raising the Canadian flag at Bloedel Conservatory and celebrating National Flag of Canada Day on February 15.

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