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City water and utility rates to jump 10%

"Rainy day" fund will build to cover future expansions and upgrades.

Vision locks in green goals, NPA still critical

Followed by a cheer of approval and a long, hearty applause, Vancouver city council adopted the Greenest City Action Plan, Thursday, a plan to make Vancouver the "greenest city in the world" by 2020.