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Short-term rental announcement - left to right: Alex Dagg, Director Public Policy, Airbnb; Mayor Gregor Robertson; Kaye Krishna, GM, Development, Buildings, and Licencing; Kathryn Holm, Chief Licence Inspector

Apr 11City signs first MOU in Canada with Airbnb for short-term rentals

The City of Vancouver and Airbnb have reached an agreement that supports the implementation of Vancouver’s new short-term rental regulations.

Children in a group

Apr 11City is proposing grants to over 200 organizations who make a difference in Vancouver

Council to vote on $7 million in annual grants that support organizations who are making a difference in the City.

View of modular home at 220 Terminal Ave

Apr 09Temporary modular housing approved for West 2nd Avenue

The building will contain 52 units for people who are currently homeless. Construction is expected to start in mid-April and open to residents in August.

Group of people being trained to give Naloxone

Apr 06Thirty-two suspected overdose deaths in March recorded in Vancouver

This month, the Vancouver Police Department is reporting a suspected 32 overdose deaths in March, an increase from 27 deaths reported by the BC Coroners Service for the same month last year.

public events

Apr 05City coordinates expanded road work and street use this summer 

The city is preparing city-led infrastructure upgrades, third-party utility work, private development, filming, and special events.

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Apr 05Park Board will create city-wide advisory committee to revisit VanSplash Aquatics Strategy

The Park Board will invite an external advisory committee to assist in developing a revised version of VanSplash, the Board’s long-term aquatics strategy for Vancouver.

Chinatown Millennium Gate at Pender and Carrall

Mar 29Information session provides updates on proposed changes to Chinatown development policies

The City will host a public information session on proposed changes to development policies and zoning in Chinatown which would help new development fit better with the historic and cultural character of the neighbourhood.

Kitsilano childcare facility

Mar 29City and Province open new childcare centre in Kitsilano

Today the City of Vancouver and provincial government announced the opening of a childcare centre that will see 37 spaces for toddlers and preschoolers.

Chinatown Millennium Gate at Pender and Carrall

Mar 28City Council to convene special meeting in Chinatown to deliver official apology for historical discrimination against Chinese people

On Sunday, April 22, Vancouver City Council will convene a Special Council meeting in Chinatown where Mayor Gregor Robertson will deliver a formal apology for past discrimination against residents of Chinese descent.

Fire truck on a street in Yaletown

Mar 27Yaletown fire access design changes following collaboration with businesses

A revised street design will be trialled on Mainland Street and Hamilton Street in Yaletown.

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