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City of Vancouver encourages waste reduction through composting indoors...with worms

In and around Vancouver, city governments are encouraging residents to do worm composting as part of their garbage reduction programs. Metro Vancouver’s website recommends that people who are...

Is incineration the solution to garbage disposal in Metro Vancouver?

No matter where you throw it, garbage doesn't really go "away." This article on incineration is the first in a VO series on Vancouver garbage.

What I Saw at the Paralympics

On a warm, sunny day, I rode the ski lift up the slope at Whistler Creekside. Looking down, I saw a skier race by with only one leg. It's one thing to see this on television and another on an ordinar

City of Vancouver Takes Steps to Provide More Data to the Public, Including When Trash Day Is

Keep forgetting to take out your trash? will remind you. By email.

Celebrating the Unlympics

My first inkling of people carrying on a normal life during the Olympics came with an invitation from my neighbours to join them at their house for an evening of Rummoli. You mean, everyday life conti

All Vancouver Sidewalks Need Snow and Ice Removal This Winter

With cold weather blanketing the region and the potential for snow in the days and weeks ahead, now is a good time to ensure you have a snow shovel and an ice-melting product following Vancouver City...

Historic Vancouver Films Show for First Time

Films from the City of Vancouver Archives’ holdings dating back to 1926 and digitized at high resolution will be shown on a big screen for the first time. When: Sunday, November 29 at 2 pm Where:...

Council Approves $63,000 for Local 2010 Winter Games Celebration Activities

October 21, 2009 - Vancouver City Council has approved $63,125 for 17 local groups to host music, arts, school and community celebrations in support of the 2010 Winter Games. The Host a City...

New Site Promotes Chinese-Canadian Heritage

The Chinese Experience in British Columbia.  Thanks to UBC Library and the City of Vancouver Archives, a new website offers users a fascinating look at a century of local Chinese-...