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Two men discussing building plans

Archived - Aug 306,000 jobs created as building permit values hit $1 billion

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.

ViVA Vancouver: Pop Rocks

Archived - Aug 29Robson St. pedestrian plaza to remain open; City staff consulting on longer street closure

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.

Community Garden

Archived - Aug 27Greenest City Fund – Grants for Charitable Organizations

If you are a registered charitable organization, apply for a Greenest City Grant for Vancouver-based projects that address one or more of the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan goals. Deadline for project proposals: Friday, September 14.

Hastings Park Master Plan

Archived - Aug 18The City to enforce neighbourhood parking restrictions during the PNE

Heading to the PNE? The easiest ways to get there are by transit, bike, or on foot. If you drive, park your vehicle in one of the designated on-site parking lots, or one of the designated lots nearby.

Encorp Pilot 2012

Archived - Aug 14City and Encorp launch new beverage container recycling pilot program

Sixty new beverage container recycling bins are located at Kitsilano Beach, Sunset Beach, English Bay, Second Beach at Stanley Park, and Commercial Drive between Venables Street and 13th Avenue.

Brian Jackson

Archived - Aug 08City appoints senior planning and development leader

The City of Vancouver has appointed Brian J. Jackson as the new General Manager, Planning and Development, following an international search.

Pride Parade

Archived - Aug 03City full of colour and fun this weekend - Crews ask for public’s help with garbage

It’s going to be a weekend full of colour in the skies when Italy performs the final show in the Honda Celebration of Light on Saturday night and rainbow-coloured fun at the Pride Parade on Sunday.

Great Beginnings and EMBER partner to create the Sew a Legacy program

Archived - Aug 01City launches Vancouver Volunteer Corps program

The City of Vancouver today announced the official launch of a new program to recruit citizens who are willing to donate their time and serve as volunteers at major civic events and in emergency situations such as a natural disaster.

Taylor manor is a three-storey Tudor revival style building at Boundary and Adenac in Vancouver

Archived - Jul 29Historic Taylor Manor proposed for new supportive housing project

Up to 56 homeless individuals with mental illness will have new supportive housing at Taylor Manor through a project proposed today by the City of Vancouver and Streetohome Foundation to renew the heritage facility on Boundary Road at Adanac St.

Carbon-dioxide emissions

Archived - Jul 25First Lower Mainland municipality to adopt comprehensive climate change adaptation strategy

Vancouver has become the first Canadian municipality to adopt a comprehensive climate change adaptation strategy based on the proven Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) planning framework.

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