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Park Board staff cleaning up the field at Sunset Beach Park after the 4/20 marijuana event

Archived - Apr 21Sunset Beach Park to be closed for repairs after 4/20

The field will close for up to five weeks to recover from the 4/20 marijuana event. The Park Board will try to recoup repair costs from event organizers.

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Archived - Apr 20Nine suspected overdose deaths recorded last week in Vancouver

To date there have been 18 suspected overdose deaths in April. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reported 131 overdose response calls for the week of April 10.

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Archived - Apr 12City reflects on one year since declaration of public health emergency

Over 1,000 people across BC have died from drug overdoses since the fentanyl crisis began one year ago, with Vancouver hit the hardest.

Community Partnership agreement

Archived - Apr 11Vancouver Park Board approves new Joint Operating Agreement with Community Centre Associations

The decision caps off a one-year consultation between the Park Board and the CCAs and introduces a historic new chapter in their relationship.

Addressing homelessness

Archived - Apr 11Our next steps to address homelessness, help SRO tenants

We have increased our response to address homelessness in the past year, and will take even further action throughout 2017 as high housing costs, near-zero rental vacancy, and frozen welfare rates continue to impact residents.

Downtown Vancouver skyline

Archived - Apr 07Vancouverites share their ideas on what it means to live in Vancouver

Vancouverites share their ideas on what it means to live in Vancouver

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Archived - Apr 06Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services overdose response calls up 18% in March compared to February

VF&RS report overdose calls continue to rise. Councillor Jang presents to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs in Ottawa.

Chief Resilience Office Katie McPherson

Archived - Apr 04City launches partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and names first chief resilience officer

Katie McPherson will lead the development of the citywide Resilience Strategy to ensure our residents, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems can persist, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks Vancouver may experience.

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Archived - Mar 31Vancouver artists invited to create pieces to decorate utility boxes

Get the design criteria and requirements to apply to have your art appear on one of 30 utility boxes around the city.

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Archived - Mar 30Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reports 56% increase in overdose response calls over week of March 20

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reported 162 overdose response calls for the week of March 20, a 56% increase from the previous week.

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