Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-28/392/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass689DFBB8208B4B528DE5E9A98AC7886B"><p>​Welcome to the first Metro Vancouver Update newsletter of 2017. We launch the new year with a variety of stories from improvements at the North Shore Transfer Station to plans to update air quality regulations for off-road diesel engines.</p><p>Though it may feel incongruous given we're in the middle of winter, we're looking ahead to summer, and with that, asking for feedback on some proposed changes to the regional summer water use regulations. An <a href="/services/water/projects-initiatives/WSRP-review/wsrp-feedback-form-local-government/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">online survey</a> is open until January 31<sup>st</sup>. </p><p>If you've recovered from navigating the snow and icy sidewalks and are ready to embrace winter in a more calm, pristine setting, register for a snowshoe <a href="/events/watershed-tours/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">watershed tour</a> or take a walk and catch your breath in a beautiful regional park.</p><p>The Metro Vancouver Update brings you news and information from around the region. If you enjoy reading the Metro Vancouver Update, share it with a friend, and welcome them to subscribe <a href="/events/sri-mailing-lists/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US">here</span></a>.</p><p> </p><p> <em>Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Its core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing.</em> </p></div>Read more...Welcome0 0


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Metro Vancouver committees announced for 2017http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-28/401/Metro Vancouver committees announced for 2017Metro Vancouver committees announced for 2017<div class="ExternalClass582D64BEAF034E84AD985E7DF6C71CCF"><p>​This year the Metro Vancouver Board has twelve standing committees and three task forces covering regionally relevant topics from Climate Action to Housing. The 38 members of the Board represent the 21 member municipalities, one electoral area, and one treaty First Nation that comprise Metro Vancouver.</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mv-banner.jpgRead more...Full
Chair Greg Moore at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Feb 9thhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-28/404/Chair Greg Moore at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Feb 9thChair Greg Moore at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Feb 9th<div class="ExternalClassB6FC1B2B656546C58EE29EEC30684585"><p>​Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore is speaking at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Thursday February 9th. <br><br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue28-vbot.jpgRead more...vbotFullMetro Vancouver Chair Greg Moore addressing the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade 2015
Bridge replacement for North Shore trail networkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-28/393/Bridge replacement for North Shore trail networkBridge replacement for North Shore trail network<div class="ExternalClass1AE8DC6F92214461897BDA92D0FB1382"><p>​Metro Vancouver is moving forward on construction of a new pedestrian crossing for the Seymour River. This will reconnect popular trails on the North Shore that were affected when the original Twin Bridge crossing was damaged in a natural flood.</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/lscr-twin-bridge.jpgRead more...twinFullLocation of the replacement bridges in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve
Emergency sewer repair in Langley completehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-28/394/Emergency sewer repair in Langley completeEmergency sewer repair in Langley complete<div class="ExternalClass93327B216F1C4F10BBC15D0D1CE4BB00"><p>​Metro Vancouver crews recently repaired over 300 metres of the Carvolth Trunk Sewer in the City of Langley. If you live in the area you may have observed the work occurring well into the dark. Find out what was going on in this article. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/carvolth-night-time.jpgRead more...carvolthFullWorking after dark. This photo is taken during the process to cure liner using pressurized hot steam.
Air quality information in our Regional Parkshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-28/395/Air quality information in our Regional ParksAir quality information in our Regional Parks<div class="ExternalClassC7C49459E16C43AC991B672C4FD9E5FD"><p>​Regional parks provide an opportunity to connect with nature, and protect special ecosystems across the region. They also help keep our air clean and healthy. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/air-quality-in-parks.jpgRead more...aqFull
Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation – proposed changeshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-28/402/Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation – proposed changesNon-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation – proposed changes<div class="ExternalClassB9A6F2A70F354A7C9F9EC31C217F6EAE"><p>​Diesel combustion exhaust from non-road diesel engines (think of an excavator as an example), can contribute to short and long-term air quality health concerns, such as aggravated asthma, as well as heart and respiratory diseases. This bylaw focuses on reducing those emissions. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-nrdee.jpgRead more...Full
Support for community clean-up initiativeshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-28/397/Support for community clean-up initiativesSupport for community clean-up initiatives<div class="ExternalClassEF9C081F695A4BF28E477B95F51C1478"><p>​This is a great initiative to support community groups that work hard to clean up their local environment. There is now a process in place to wave the associated disposal fees that may have been charged in the past to tip the collected waste</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-waivedfees.jpgRead more...solidwasteFull
North Shore Transfer Station improvementshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-28/398/North Shore Transfer Station improvementsNorth Shore Transfer Station improvements<div class="ExternalClass88C70D557DAF4D81B887B058C89F0FDB"><p>​If you use the North Shore transfer station you will have noticed some construction over the past year, even during operating hours. On January 2, the station opened its doors with improved traffic, safety and recycling. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-nsts-map.jpgRead more...nstsFullSite map of new traffic pattern at North Shore Transfer Station



Check it Out!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-28/399/Check it Out!Check it Out!<div class="ExternalClass060CBE7CE7304B2396073F88E838E974"><p>​The <a href="/events/regional-parks-nature-program/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> Check it Out!</a> program guide has great events and activities for you and your family to learn about, connect with and enjoy nature in regional parks. There are lots of events still coming up in the fall/ winter guide, from campfires to conifer walks. Or give a HOOT with an owl prowl. </p><div class="ExternalClass5512051D23244806A7AE0A936A9D0C88"><p>If you subscribe to receive the print copy of the Check it Out! program guide by February 3, you’ll receive the special Spring edition celebrating 50 years of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, complete with your very own passport to the celebration. Send your complete mailing address and your full name to the <a href="mailto:Checkitout@metrovancouver.org" target="_blank"> Check It Out</a> email.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p></div></div>Read more...cioSummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Television Showshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-28/403/Metro Vancouver Television ShowsMetro Vancouver Television Shows<div class="ExternalClass225783A255584D818333109609E8345E"><table width="100%" cellspacing="5" style="background:none;border:0px currentcolor;"><tbody style="background:none;"><tr><td style="width:140px;vertical-align:top;"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/TSRLogo.jpg" alt="" style="width:130px;margin-bottom:10px;" /> <br> </td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/the-sustainable-region" target="_blank">The Sustainable Region TV</a></strong> series examines how Metro Vancouver manages growth, protects the environment and delivers vital services to residents of our region. </td></tr><tr><td style="width:140px;vertical-align:top;"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/metrocloseup-logo.jpg" alt="" style="width:130px;" /> </td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up" target="_blank"> <strong>Metro Vancouver Close-Up</strong></a> shows how municipalities and community groups are promoting sustainability and shared regional goals. New videos are posted each month. The current videos include; <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up/217910670" target="_blank">Orange Shirt Day in Metro Vancouver</a>, <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/issues/217910799" target="_blank">urban salmon return to the Brunette River</a>, and <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up/217910975" target="_blank">a glimpse into the 2016 Zero Waste Conference</a> that just might inspire you to sign up for 2017. </td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom