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Vancouver has a plan in place to become the greenest city in the world

Archived - Jul 09Greenest City update shows Vancouver carbon pollution dropped 4% since 2007 while economy grew

Vancouver City Council received an update today on the Greenest City Action Plan (GCAP), and heard that the City has achieved a four per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2007, while Vancouver’s economy and population both grew significantly.

Second Beach Pool in Vancouver

Archived - Jul 08Park Board OneCard is here!

Universal access to recreation in Vancouver is now available at all Park Board facilities with the launch of the OneCard, giving local residents access to the entire network of Park Board pools, rinks, and fitness centres across the city – regardless of income or where they live.

'Brief Encounters Rekindled, Act 2' by Pia Massie (filmmaker) and Wen Wei Wang (photo by yvonne chow)

Archived - Jul 04Get involved in the arts with local artists at parks and community centres

The Vancouver Park Board has selected over 20 local artists to take up studio residencies at parks and community centres. Artists will develop their work, engage the community, and increase participation in the arts. Learn about the new artist groups and their studio locations.

Corduroy road

Archived - Jul 03VIVA Vancouver summer series is back!

The full program for Granville weekend closures has been released; new activations include a Yaletown farmers market and more parklets.

husar team members

Archived - Jun 28City deploys HUSAR team to assist in Calgary

Vancouver has deployed its Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) team to Calgary to assist with ongoing flood relieve and recovery efforts.

Kitchen container

Archived - Jun 28Early results of Green Bin Program exceed expectations - Initial participation rates 60 per cent higher than program goal

Participation in Vancouver’s Green Bin Program has almost tripled since it launched this spring.

Two men discussing building plans

Archived - Jun 27Changes to inspections services begin July 2

The deadline for booking next-business-day inspections and office hours for inspectors will be extended starting July 2, 2013.

Sunset Community Centre youth worker and volunteers

Archived - Jun 26Youth think outside the composting barrel

Youth volunteers in Vancouver’s Sunset neighbourhood are getting valuable work experience … in addition to helping their community.

City Hall in summer, behind the trees on the north lawn

Archived - Jun 21Vancouver offers Calgary 3-1-1 support with emergency flood information

City of Vancouver 3-1-1 staff are helping their Calgary counterparts cope with its Local State of Emergency by offering to take overflow call volume that Calgary cannot support.

Viva Vancouver on Robson St

Archived - Jun 21VIVA Vancouver kicks off this weekend with the Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The city’s downtown core streets will come alive as VIVA Vancouver returns this weekend. The summer program will transform streets into public spaces until Labour Day, by bringing the community together to sit and relax, meet new people, and talk with neighbours.

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