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New street recycling pilot program launched in the West End

Street recycling pilot program launches in Vancouver’s West End

Recycling in Vancouver’s West End just got easier.  Multi-Material BC (MMBC), in partnership with the City of Vancouver and with support from the West End Business Improvement Association and...
Kinder Morgan, Trans Mountain expansion, pipeline protest, Vancouver, Break Free

PHOTOS: Vancouver's Kinder Morgan expansion protest

More than 300 people piped up against the pipelines at a Trans Mountain expansion rally in Vancouver, B.C. on Wednesday afternoon.
Sammy Kaspar during his internship at Globalme

Vancouver startup to provide work opportunities for Syrian refugees

Since November 2015, approximately 30,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada determined to leave the chaos of the war behind. More than 2,000 refugees now call British Columbia home (...

Vancouver designer presents eco-friendly collection in Paris

Fashion with progressive, sustainable values.

City kicks off Pride week with proclamation at new plaza

The Jim Deva Plaza is dedicated to the co-founder of Little Sister's Books and free speech and gay rights activist.

26th annual Celebration of Light kicks off this weekend

The show starts at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.

Performers to come together in support of Keys to the Streets

On Monday July 11, performers will gather at the Woodwards Atrium for Keys to the Streets: Woodwards Summer Jam Session.

Gitga'at First Nation celebrates Federal Court of Appeal victory overturning approval of Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline

The Gitga'at First Nation is giving thanks and celebrating the Federal Court of Appeal decision today voiding the former Harper cabinet's approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. Gitga'at...

Grandview-Woodland Community Plan released today

This week the City released the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan which lays out how the neighbourhood will grow in the coming years.  At the heart of the plan is a focus on preserving...

Statement from Mayor Gregor Robertson on the Vancouver School Board

The Vancouver School Board was elected by residents of Vancouver to act in the best interest of children and youth in Vancouver’s public schools. Over the past seven years I have seen them serve with...