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The City has joined with SFU, the Vancouver Foundation, and other community partners to host the inaugural Community Summit Alone Together: Connecting in the City from September 18-23. The six-day series of workshops and events addresses the issue of isolation through discussions, music, poetry, comedy, debate, and film.
Submit your craft or artwork now for inclusion in the Kensington Holiday Craft Fair. The submission deadline is September 28.
Vancouver’s creative community will be celebrated at a gala event on September 20 with presentation of the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the Vancouver Book Award. Twenty-five individuals who have made significant contributions to the creative life in our city and one author, whose work captures Vancouver’s rich history and culture, will be honoured.
If you live in a house or duplex, you now can add all food scraps and food soiled paper along with yard waste to your green bin. This means, in addition to uncooked fruits and vegetables, coffee grounds, egg shells and teabags, residents can now add meat, fish, bones, dairy, bread, cooked items and food soiled paper such as napkins, pizza boxes and paper plates.
The awards recognize outstanding contributions by individuals or organizations in promoting greater understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of different cultural groups and backgrounds.
Thanks to a partnership with Dulux Paints, Vancouver property owners can receive free paint for the removal of existing graffiti up to two times in a calendar year.
The Park Board has just become aware of the Vancouver Police Department’s charges against a former lifeguard for historic incidents, and are fully assisting them with their investigation.
You and a guest are invited to join Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vancouver City Council in honouring the recipients of the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards.
Over 6,000 construction and related spin-off jobs were created in Vancouver’s housing and commercial/industrial sector as building permit values reached $1.1 billion during the first half of 2012. This figure is a 39% increase over the same period last year, and 16% higher than pre-recession levels in 2008.
The 800 block of Robson Street, between Hornby and Howe, will remain closed to vehicles until the end of the year following another very successful summer as a popular pedestrian plaza.