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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.

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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.

Interactive artwork - poles that light up at night

Archived - Mar 29Vancouver non-profit organizations get a funding boost to support public art

Public art is getting a boost in Vancouver as we invest more than $500,000 to create opportunities for artists in Vancouver’s vibrant art scene.

Mom holds baby at kitchen sink while dad holding toddler looks in fridge

Archived - Mar 24New approach looks at building the right housing supply

We are pursuing several new priorities to deliver greater volumes and more varied housing supply across the city.

Parade in Chinatown celebrating V-J Day

Archived - Mar 21City launches Historical Discrimination Against People of Chinese Descent Advisory Group

The advisory group will provide input on the public consultation process and review the outcomes, propose wording for an official apology, and recommend next steps in support of reconciliation.

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Archived - Mar 16Number of overdose calls last week remains higher than historical average

The mayor says federal funding should be used for clean prescription drugs and substitution therapy, and expanded treatment-on-demand services.

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