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In Vancouver, China's 1 percenters are parking their money in cars: New York Times
According to a recent report from The New York Times “Canada has become a top destination for China’s 1 percenters.” The report focuses on the lives and buying habits of the children of these 1...
Apr 12th, 2016
Vancouver approves "access without fear" policy
Yesterday, City Council approved an "access without fear" policy. This is a big step forward to making our city a more inclusive, welcoming place to live. Access without fear confirms...
Apr 7th, 2016
Mayor and Council Approve New Rental Housing in Punjabi Market
Vancouver, BC (April 6th, 2016) – A new mixed-use building in South Vancouver’s Punjabi Market neighbourhood has been given the green light to proceed. The rezoning decision, made at last night’...
Apr 6th, 2016
Mayor Robertson to support motion to bring traffic-related fatalities to zero by 2040
Vancouver, B.C. (April 3, 2016) – Mayor Gregor Robertson will be supporting a motion put forward by Councillor Heather Deal on Tuesday that takes further steps toward the City of Vancouver’s...
Apr 4th, 2016
Cambie Street merchants can now claim compensation for disruption caused by Canada Line
After the controversial "cut and cover" construction of the Canada Line SkyTrain that devastated businesses near Cambie and Broadway, merchants and property owners are now able to claim some...
Apr 1st, 2016
International Bear Day events kick off Saturday at Capilano University
This weekend, residents of North Vancouver will have a rare opportunity to encounter grizzly bears and spirit bears, in addition to the more common resident black bears. April 2nd marks...
Mar 31st, 2016
Police Encourage Vigilance Following Attacks in Brussels
Vancouver – Police are encouraging the public and business owners and operators to remain vigilant following this morning’s attacks in Brussels, Belgium. The threat level in Canada remains...
Mar 22nd, 2016
City breaks ground on 135 units of affordable housing geared towards families
This morning the City officially broke ground on a development with 135 units of affordable housing geared towards families, to be constructed on the 6.4 acre Southeast False Creek site being...
Mar 15th, 2016
Sadhu Johnston named Vancouver City Manager
Following a four month international search, Vancouver City Council has selected Sadhu Johnston as the new City Manager for the City of Vancouver. As the administrative head of the City, the...
Mar 3rd, 2016
Salt Spring in the City pops up on Main Street
For a third year running, Salt Spring in the City – a curated pop-up village market – returns to Vancouver from March 4 to 6 to showcase the treasures and flavours of the Salish Sea. Over...
Mar 2nd, 2016