Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-40/572/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass50F4C0DC4A4F4163B7EFC46BB648877A"><p>It's been a cold, wet and blustery February but we've been busy. All of our Regional Parks, for instance, are open and drawing visitors, following a series of ice storms last winter, and we have launched our Mobile Air Monitoring Unit on the North Shore to monitor air quality on that side of the Burrard Inlet. </p><p>We've also started work on a new Annacis Water Supply Tunnel to transport more water to the growing communities south of the Fraser and are getting close to wrapping up a new sewer line on the North Shore. And as we continue to pursue our zero waste goals, new disposal bans are coming forth for expanded polystyrene, or as most of us know it, Styrofoam, so don't be dumping it in the trash. </p><p>And check out our Metro Vancouver Close Up videos: we have some great insight on the King Tide – climate change is happening – as well tales on inspiring Regional Parks volunteer Kiyoshi Takahashi, Restoring Creek Habitat for Salmon and Surrey's art spaces. Enjoy!</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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Regional Parks rebound from holiday ice stormshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-40/573/Regional Parks rebound from holiday ice stormsRegional Parks rebound from holiday ice storms<div class="ExternalClassD9822D80034241218742E54A7CA98ADB"><p>​<span lang="EN-US">Metro Vancouver’s regional parks continue to be monitored following a series of severe ice storms that struck Langley to Mission in late December.</span></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu40-ParksIceStorms.jpgRead more...Full
Measuring Air Quality on north side of Burrard Inlethttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-40/574/Measuring Air Quality on north side of Burrard InletMeasuring Air Quality on north side of Burrard Inlet<div class="ExternalClass29798E4A101546398A5EAC1B44B86FD6"><p>​<span lang="EN-US">Metro Vancouver’s mobile air monitoring unit (MAMU), which continuously monitors several air pollutants and weather data, has set up on the North Shore of Burrard Inlet to test for air pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide (SO<sub>2</sub>), in that area.</span><br><br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu40-mamu.jpgRead more...Full
North Vancouver sewer relocated for interchangehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-40/575/North Vancouver sewer relocated for interchangeNorth Vancouver sewer relocated for interchange<div class="ExternalClassB877436C1B6C4330B7D010D0AD72DB29"><p>Work is expected to wrap up this spring on the construction and relocation of a section of the North Vancouver Lynn Branch sewer.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu40-sewer.jpgRead more...Full
New water supply tunnel to accommodate growthhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-40/577/New water supply tunnel to accommodate growthNew water supply tunnel to accommodate growth<div class="ExternalClass0E24D97D477A450DAB11B703AF237690"><p>Plans are taking shape for a new Annacis Water Supply Tunnel to provide an increased supply of water to communities south of the Fraser.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu40-watersupplytunnel.jpgRead more...Full
Styrofoam banned from garbage starting in Julyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-40/578/Styrofoam banned from garbage starting in JulyStyrofoam banned from garbage starting in July<div class="ExternalClassC6C1CCEC79054019AF5D2E4AA2601596"><p>Metro Vancouver will start levying a surcharge against customers who dump expanded polystyrene packaging, commonly known as Styrofoam, at regional disposal facilities, effective July 1.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu40-polystyrene.jpgRead more...Full
Metro Vancouver and NZWC participate in GLOBE Forum 2018http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-40/580/Metro Vancouver and NZWC participate in GLOBE Forum 2018Metro Vancouver and NZWC participate in GLOBE Forum 2018<div class="ExternalClass03ED6598254C4B07BBC42C5D38695DC4"><p>Metro Vancouver and the National Zero Waste Council will be participating at the GLOBE Forum 2018 next month.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu40-GLOBE.jpgRead more...FullMetro Vancouver will showcase one of its zero emission fleet vehicles at the upcoming Globe Forum.



Check it Out!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-40/581/Check it Out!Check it Out!<div class="ExternalClassEA6677479235448DA09F150FD02381AB"><p>The spring edition of <a href="/events/regional-parks-nature-program/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver Regional Parks' Program Guide – Check it Out!</a> is jam-packed with events and programs to connect you with nature in your local regional parks.</p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Videoshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-40/582/Metro Vancouver VideosMetro Vancouver Videos<div class="ExternalClass842E349EF9E54525BDB5E1291F9762AA"><table width="100%" style="background:none;border:0px currentcolor;"><tbody style="background:none;"><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="http://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/02/14/king-tide-pics-offer-snapshot-of-future-sea-levels/" target="_blank"><img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu40-mvcu-1.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a> </td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="http://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/02/14/king-tide-pics-offer-snapshot-of-future-sea-levels/" target="_blank">King Tide Offers Snapshot of Future: </a></strong> Flooded public shorelines and seawalls during super high King Tides are a foreboding of the raised sea levels that will result from climate change. The City of Vancouver asked citizen photographers to help map changes as part of its adaptation plans.<br></td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="http://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/02/14/arts-spaces-in-surrey-boost-regional-arts-culture/" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu40-mvcu-2.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="http://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/02/14/arts-spaces-in-surrey-boost-regional-arts-culture/" target="_blank">Surrey Art Spaces</a></strong>: Two examples of City of Surrey's contribution to regional economy, arts and vitality -- UrbanScreen at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre and investment in City Parkway Artspace.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/251741097" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu40-mvcu-3.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/251741097" target="_blank">Kiyoshi Takahashi – Regional Parks Volunteer </a></strong>: Meet an inspiring 85-year-old Coquitlam man whose dedication to nature conservation has made a huge difference in Metro Vancouver's Regional Parks.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/252604844" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu40-mvcu-4.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/252604844" target="_blank">Restoring Creek Habitat for Salmon</a></strong>: The City of Vancouver used to have dozens of salmon-supporting creeks but today that number is down to just four. Metro Vancouver and its partners are restoring one of those four creeks to make it more habitable for Coho salmon.</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Events Around the Regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-40/583/Events Around the RegionEvents Around the Region<div class="ExternalClassE6FD438F3E454D39B1CF53EBC910CC50"><p> <strong>Winter Watershed Snowshoe Tours</strong><br><em>Mt. Seymour</em></p><p>Explore the connection between snow and your drinking water. Learn about your water supply in a fun and active way while discovering alpine plants and animals. After a moderately strenuous snowshoe, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa.</p><p>March 4, 11, 17, 24: 10am – 1:30pm</p><p> <a href="/events/watershed-tours/Pages/default.aspx">Information and registration</a> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Sustainability Community Breakfast – Tools for the Arts & Culture Community in Metro Vancouver</strong></p><p>Our region is home to a vibrant arts and culture community formed by hundreds of organizations – small, medium and large. Provincial, regional and municipal organizations are working together in new ways to advance arts and culture across the region. Join us to learn about online tools such as MAXguide, SpaceFinderBC and Metro Vancouver's Regional Projects Grants program.</p><p>March 16, 7:30 – 9am, Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave, Surrey</p><p>March 21, 7:30 – 9am, Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody</p><p> <a href="/events/community-breakfasts/Pages/default.aspx">Information and registration</a></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Brave New Work: Creating a Diverse and Resilient Economy in Metro Vancouver</strong><br><em>SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver</em></p><p>This panel conversation event will focus on the future of employment in Metro Vancouver, and planning for the employment lands that support the regional economy. What are the trends and issues related to employment in various sectors in Metro Vancouver, and how does land use planning, regulation, and market demand affect the future of work regionally? How will we thrive in this changing regional economy?</p><p>March 5, 8-10:30am</p><p> <a href="https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creating-a-diverse-resilient-economy-in-metro-vancouver-tickets-43034121215?_eboga=1270072516.1498239156&_ga=2.225267162.1388815376.1518540939-1270072516.1498239156&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fb-event&utm_campaign=2018-summit-public-square">Information and registration</a></p><p> </p><p> <strong>GLOBE Forum & Innovation Expo 2018 – The Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business</strong><br><strong> </strong><em>Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Vancouver</em></p><p>GLOBE Forum is the longest-running sustainability conference in North America, bringing together 10,000 participants from over 50 countries. Leaders from business, government and civil society will share insights and solutions and enjoy unparalleled networking over the course of the event.</p><p>March 14 -16</p><p> <a href="https://www.globeseries.com/forum/">Information and registration</a></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom