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Andrew and Crystal Johns' gift

Archived - Mar 19City wins trio of prestigious Earth Hour awards

The City of Vancouver was named the Global Earth Hour Capital 2013, Canadian winner of a WWF Green City Challenge Award, and People’s Choice winner at the World Wildlife Fund awards.

Lightbulb

Archived - Mar 18Join Earth Hour 2013

Join millions of people from around the world in the largest environmental event in history and go dark by switching off your lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday 23 March for Earth Hour.

Worms and compost

Archived - Mar 14Worm composting bins available for purchase

Reduce your kitchen waste and help the environment, by composting at home. We have a limited number of worm composters available.

Manholes give City maintenance workers access to the sewer and water systems.

Archived - Mar 13Iron Clad Art: Manhole cover design challenge

Turn our streets into dynamic public art sites. Submit your manhole cover designs that highlight the importance of our sewer system and express Vancouver’s spirit, values and a vision for a sustainable future by 4:00 p.m. 15 April 2013.

Cars parked on street

Archived - Mar 12Fairview parking permits expire March 31

Remember to renew your permit. Starting March 18, you can renew your permit at City Hall.

Pacific great blue herons nesting in Stanley Park

Archived - Mar 07Pacific great blue herons return to Stanley Park after successful 2012 season

The Pacific great blue herons have returned to their current nest site in Stanley Park for the 13th consecutive year. They began arriving in the past week to the trees that tower above the Park Board's Administrative Offices and the tennis courts. Last year, volunteers counted 117 nests in the colony.

Celebrating international womens day

Archived - Mar 05Vancouver celebrates women’s contributions to local food on International Women’s Day

The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation will mark International Women’s Day with a reception to celebrate and acknowledge the 2013 Remarkable Women honourees on March 8.

traffic on west broadway

Archived - Feb 28Study shows rapid transit key to unlocking potential of UBC/Broadway corridor

The City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia released a KPMG study that shows a rail-based rapid transit system on the UBC Broadway Corridor is needed to meet population growth and economic potential.

Archived - Feb 22Changes are coming to the laneway housing program

Changes are coming to the laneway housing program. Later this spring, staff will report to City Council with proposed amendments to the LWH regulations and guidelines and to expand the program to other single family zoned neighbourhoods.

Stanley park seawall

Archived - Feb 22Portion of Stanley Park Seawall closed for maintenance

A portion of the Stanley Park Seawall will be closed on weekdays till March 8 for annual rock scaling and maintenance work.

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