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Year of Reconciliation transit poster by Dionne Paul

Archived - Aug 04New artworks for the Year of Reconciliation debut in August

New transit shelter posters debut in August 2014 as part of a public art exhibition to honour and celebrate the City’s Year of Reconciliation.

People viewing Pride parade

Archived - Aug 01Parade and festivities highlight weekend celebrating Pride

Pride celebrations will be in full force this weekend with the annual Pride Parade on Sunday, August 3, and various festivities happening around the city.

Park Board office in Stanley Park

Archived - Jul 31Park Board to amend bylaw to ban breeding of captive whales, dolphins, and porpoises

The Vancouver Park Board unanimously approved a motion concerning the Vancouver Aquarium, including an amendment to the Parks Control Bylaw to prohibit the breeding of captive whales, dolphins, and porpoises in Vancouver parks, unless they are a threatened cetacean species.

Aerial view of downtown Vancouver

Archived - Jul 29NEB decision to ignore climate change evidence a step backwards, says City

The City of Vancouver is disappointed with the National Energy Board’s (NEB) recent decision to reject its motion to consider the upstream and downstream climate change impacts of the Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal.

Artist work studio at West 6th Avenue and Fir Street

Archived - Jul 25Artist Studio Awards Program to provide creative space for low-income artists

Low-income professional artists in Vancouver are invited to apply for our Artist Studio Awards Program. The program helps artists develop their creative practices by providing them with live-work and work-only space for a reduced rent or for free, for up to three years.

Bottles and cans in bin

Archived - Jul 24Unique partnership launches Vancouver’s first innovative Green Recycling Hub

The first of its kind in Vancouver, the Green Recycling Hub officially opened its doors today, setting a standard for collaboration and innovation in the recycling industry.

Fireworks

Archived - Jul 23Honda Celebration of Light expected to kick off with a boom!

View the 2014 Honda Celebration of Lights in the West End and Kitsilano on July 26, July 30, and August 2 to watch USA, France, and Japan compete.

Park Board office in Stanley Park

Archived - Jul 23Report on Vancouver Aquarium captivity practices released today

The Vancouver Park Board report on the practice of keeping captive whales, dolphins, and porpoises at the Vancouver Aquarium was released today in preparation for a Special Meeting of the Board on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Typewriter

Archived - Jul 22Vancouver looks for its next Poet Laureate

The City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library, and Vancouver Writers Fest are accepting nominations for Vancouver’s next Poet Laureate until August 27. The Laureate acts as a champion for poetry, language, and the arts, and creates a unique, artistic legacy through public readings and city events.

Highrise under construction

Archived - Jul 18Building permit values reach the highest levels since before the recession

The City of Vancouver issued a record $1.12 billion in building permits during the first six months of 2014, the highest amount since pre-recession levels. This is the third year in a row that construction has topped the billion-dollar figure for the first half of the year.

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