Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-37/536/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass86B1D21598BB4B94AB42FA7A223AB313"><p>​It's been a busy fall as we head into the festive season. We wrapped up our Zero Waste Conference, which featured astronaut Cady Coleman, while we also spotlighted our resident bat colony at Deas Island Regional Park, wrapped up restorations at Cleveland Dam and launched consultations on our efforts to clear the air in terms of residential wood burning and autobody refinishing shops.</p><p>We've also bumped up measures at our Waste-to-Energy plant to ensure people aren't dumping recyclables and other banned items in the trash by installing high-tech cameras to help boost the number of inspections, and have started plans to update our Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant. </p><p>And as we wind down our board meetings, we're ramping up our annual Christmas campaign so remember: Create Memories Not Garbage this season.</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...Welcome1.00000000000000 1


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Zero Waste Conference showcases Circular Economyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-37/537/Zero Waste Conference showcases Circular EconomyZero Waste Conference showcases Circular Economy<div class="ExternalClass9E2DDF37E5924B58A4CEB33752155DFC"><p>​Metro Vancouver's 7<sup>th</sup> annual Zero Waste Conference began with a viewpoint that was literally out of this world and ended with a raft of insights and innovative waste prevention solutions that prove the circular economy is within reach.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue37-zwc.jpgRead more...Full
New cameras enhance inspections at WTE facilityhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-37/538/New cameras enhance inspections at WTE facilityNew cameras enhance inspections at WTE facility<div class="ExternalClass5DF9CE8C65FF408EBF9A678EADBD6415"><p>​Metro Vancouver is using closed circuit cameras to enhance banned material inspections at the Waste-to-Energy Facility in Burnaby. Since July of this year, closed circuit cameras have been used to inspect loads as they are dumped into the pit, as part of an effort to keep recyclables out of the trash.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue37-wtef.jpgRead more...Full
Bats take up residence at Deas Island Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-37/539/Bats take up residence at Deas Island Regional ParkBats take up residence at Deas Island Regional Park<div class="ExternalClassF0105B3DD10C4B148D10B665995FF772"><p>​Not many people know, but Deas Island Regional Park is home to the largest nursery colony of bats in B.C. At least 2,400 bats live in the maternity colony at Deas Island -- although when the young are born in summer, the numbers may go up to about 3,500. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue37-bats.jpgRead more...Full
Public consulted on ways to improve air qualityhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-37/540/Public consulted on ways to improve air qualityPublic consulted on ways to improve air quality<div class="ExternalClassB315CA07FCC64DDB9C7D62D513AE2349"><p>​Metro Vancouver is hoping to clear the air – and reduce human health risks – by tackling the issue of air pollutants coming from both residential wood smoke and automotive refinishing shops.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue37-aq.jpgRead more...FullMetro Vancouver considers changes to Automotive Refinishing Emission Regulation Bylaw.
Board approves $761.3 million operating budgethttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-37/541/Board approves $761.3 million operating budgetBoard approves $761.3 million operating budget<div class="ExternalClassE5A31B2B94E642C6AFEDC0950789D368"><p>​Metro Vancouver has developed its first five-year financial plan that combines the individual long-term financial plans for each of our four legal entities – the Vancouver Sewerage & Drainage District, Greater Vancouver Water District, Regional District and Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation-- into one. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue37-budget.jpgRead more...Full
Upgrades for Langley wastewater treatment planthttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-37/542/Upgrades for Langley wastewater treatment plantUpgrades for Langley wastewater treatment plant<div class="ExternalClass02D3104D8E9A4F9C9333846DE418E974"><p>Plans are in the works to expand the Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant to serve 230,000 people – up from 30,000 now -- including residents and businesses in Langley as well as Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows across the Fraser River. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue37-LangleyWWTP.jpgRead more...Full
‘Tis the season: Create Memories, Not Garbage http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-37/543/‘Tis the season: Create Memories, Not Garbage‘Tis the season: Create Memories, Not Garbage <div class="ExternalClassED0B7CBDCC7F458F8A8C3B4AB630C5BF"><p>​The holidays are fast approaching, and Metro Vancouver is once again encouraging residents to Create Memories Not Garbage. The annual campaign, now in its 7<sup>th</sup> year, aims to raise awareness of the unnecessary waste produced during the holiday season and encourage people to do just one thing differently this year to reduce the amount of garbage they create.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue37-cmng.jpgRead more...Full
National Zero Waste Council AGM highlights prioritieshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-37/544/National Zero Waste Council AGM highlights prioritiesNational Zero Waste Council AGM highlights priorities<div class="ExternalClass9011C83398974C43920883EE612FB9E2"><p>​The National Zero Waste Council recently held its third annual AGM, featuring an international guest panel and breakout discussions around the Council's four priorities and working groups -- all with a goal of providing opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing and input around the work of the Council.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue37-nzwc.jpgRead more...Full
Resurfacing project completed at Cleveland Dam http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-37/545/Resurfacing project completed at Cleveland DamResurfacing project completed at Cleveland Dam <div class="ExternalClass00E57EFF2BD0431E9F7B5B05F4667DF7"><p>​Crews have completed a challenging maintenance program on the Cleveland Dam in Capilano River Regional Park, which involved repainting the bridge girders below the bridge deck and resurfacing the drum gate at the top of the spillway. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue37-clevelanddam.jpgRead more...Full



Check it Out!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-37/546/Check it Out!Check it Out!<div class="ExternalClass415CB8AF34C84FEFA650992A3D8C202A"><p>​With fall comes country fairs, salmon migrations and the arrival of the fall/winter edition of <a href="/events/regional-parks-nature-program/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver Regional Parks' Program Guide – Check it Out!</a> The newest edition is jam-packed with events and programs to connect you with nature in your local regional parks during our 50th anniversary year.</p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Celebrate 50 Years of Metro Vancouver Regional Parkshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-37/547/Celebrate 50 Years of Metro Vancouver Regional ParksCelebrate 50 Years of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks<div class="ExternalClass59FB33A53FC4497CAC3A0273CAA28DF9"><p> <span aria-hidden="true"></span>Get your passport and start exploring. Download the FREE MV Passport app or pick-up a paper copy.</p><p>Collect stamps at each of the 18 participating regional parks.</p><p>Earn rewards. Win prizes! Shop our collection of commemorative T-shirts, hoodies & more. </p><p>A portion of proceeds goes to <a href="http://www.pacificparklands.com/" target="_blank">Pacific Parklands Foundation</a>, a registered charity dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of Metro Vancouver's regional parks.</p><p> <a href="/services/parks/celebrate-parks/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Find out more.</a></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom