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Archived - Jun 30Important information on the Vancouver Empty Homes Tax

Residential property owners should be reminded that non-principal residences must be occupied by a tenant for six months in 2017, or qualify for one of the exemptions to avoid being subject to the tax.

Thornton Park

Archived - Jun 30Canada Day Pot Protest to take place in downtown park despite lack of permit

On the day of the event, park rangers will monitor Thornton Park along with the many other events taking place in our parks on Canada Day. Vancouver Police officers will be on-site to manage traffic and keep the peace.

People gathered at Jim Deva Plaza with the Speaker's Corner Megaphone

Archived - Jun 29Strategy to create exceptional public spaces in Downtown Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has launched the Places for People Downtown program, a long-term strategy to ensure vibrant and memorable public spaces in downtown.

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Archived - Jun 27Vancouverites reduced waste and carbon pollution in 2016-2017

This morning we released the sixth Greenest City Action Plan Implementation Update, highlighting significant accomplishments made in the 2016/2017.

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Archived - Jun 27City invites participation in creating a made-in-Vancouver strategy to reduce use of single use items

You're invited to take part in creating a strategy to reduce waste from disposable cups, plastic and paper shopping bags, and foam food packaging.

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Archived - Jun 26Vancouver aims to meet the electric vehicle demand

BC Hydro expects the number of electric vehicles in Vancouver to increase to about 30,000 by 2030. City staff will be asking Council for approval on two electric vehicle initiatives highlighted in the Renewable City Strategy (RCS).

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Archived - Jun 23Summer sun to heat up city

The return of summer sun is bringing heat this weekend. Stay hydrated, check on vulnerable neighbours, and use City facilities with air-conditioning if needed.

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Archived - Jun 23Five overdose deaths reported for the week of June 12

Five overdose deaths reported for the week of June 12 Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services recorded an 18 per cent increase in overdose response calls for same period.

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Archived - Jun 23Pump don't Dump: Free sewage pump-outs, extended hours and enhanced service at civic marinas

Learn how you can help improve water quality in False Creek this summer.

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Archived - Jun 22City staff to update Council on reduction of single-use items

We're presenting emerging approaches to reduce the disposal of coffee cups, paper and plastic shopping bags, foam food packaging, and take-out containers.

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