Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-44/616/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClassC53D54D1EA874B63B99428E905D3003E"><p>It's heating up in Metro Vancouver and across B.C., which is likely to pose increased risks for wildfires and air quality advisories, similar to what happened last summer. But despite heavy smoke days in 2017, Our Caring for the Air report, released this month, shows our air quality is still very good and improving, thanks to measures we continue to take to address smog-forming pollutants across the region.</p><p>We're also tackling other issues with our annual testing of bacteria levels in the region's swimming and selected non-swimming beaches and increasing the number of collection depots for dog poop in Regional Parks. In Grouse Mountain Regional Park, meanwhile, we will undertake an erosion management project this summer to mitigate the impact of potential debris flows around Mackay and Grouse creeks.</p><p>But we can't do it alone. Metro Vancouver and the City of Surrey have begun engaging with the public on a new recycling and solid waste drop-off facility for small loads in Surrey, while Metro Vancouver held a youth-focused engagement forum to get insight from youth on our Climate 2050 strategy.</p><p>Other works Metro Vancouver is doing is highlighted in our selection of videos, which includes updates on the Coquitlam Transfer Station and Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant, as well as the Still Creek Bridge replacement, how we measure greenhouse gas emissions, Environment week in Burnaby and farmland matching in Surrey. </p><p>Happy Canada Day!</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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Lower Grouse erosion management project underwayhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-44/617/Lower Grouse erosion management project underwayLower Grouse erosion management project underway<div class="ExternalClass5EB5D20797B44C4E83019B3D11B2F585"><p>​Metro Vancouver will undertake an erosion management project this summer and fall to mitigate the impact of potential debris flows around Mackay and Grouse creeks in and around Grouse Mountain Regional Park.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-lowergrouse.jpgRead more...Full
Metro Vancouver monitors recreational water qualityhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-44/618/Metro Vancouver monitors recreational water qualityMetro Vancouver monitors recreational water quality<div class="ExternalClassB91E6AABE79A4D349D8AE6EF1F2CA7FE"><p>​Metro Vancouver has started its annual testing of bacteria levels in the region’s swimming and selected non-swimming beaches. Samples are collected and tested daily from May to September and less frequently outside this period.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-waterquality.jpgRead more...Full
Youth provide input on Climate 2050 strategyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-44/619/Youth provide input on Climate 2050 strategyYouth provide input on Climate 2050 strategy<div class="ExternalClass2E426D24460442528126930731EF77ED"><p>​Metro Vancouver youth offered their insight this month into how to achieve the Climate 2050 vision for a resilient, low carbon future, with calls for denser and transit-oriented town centres and increased measures to create a zero waste society.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-c2050engagement.jpgRead more...Full
Dog waste diverted from regional parkshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-44/620/Dog waste diverted from regional parksDog waste diverted from regional parks<div class="ExternalClass2938A9D1DA7246B6A3E2C03A071DB361"><p>​Metro Vancouver is leading the pack when it comes to dealing with dog poop in Regional Parks. More: <a href="https://vimeo.com/217343948" target="_blank">Watch this video</a> (2012) about the dog waste diversion project in its early stages.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-dogs.jpgRead more...Full
Caring for the Air report shows improvementhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-44/621/Caring for the Air report shows improvementCaring for the Air report shows improvement<div class="ExternalClass4D033A16283240A08136A66D2FC48626"><p>​Heavy smoke from B.C.’s wildfires took a toll on Metro Vancouver’s air quality last year, but average trends show improvements continue to be made for most smog-forming pollutants across the region, according to the latest <a href="http://subscription.metrovancouver.org/sites/chairupdate/SitePages/Home.aspx?jg=e489a863-fc71-4d77-9b2d-1142e35d9518&eg=9df85a24-cf57-4247-ab7c-c0fe77fd782b&lg=1f0c9be7-3f6a-40c0-aa94-a4a57250e439&ltp=c" target="_blank">Caring for the Air report for 2018</a>.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-cfta.jpgRead more...Full
Futurist Gerd Leonhard keynote at NZW Conferencehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-44/622/Futurist Gerd Leonhard keynote at NZW ConferenceFuturist Gerd Leonhard keynote at NZW Conference<div class="ExternalClass9487B6BFB2CF4D1E9A74A6779B0B69B4"><p>​Swiss futurist Gerd Leonhard will share his vision and wisdom as the keynote speaker at this year’s Zero Waste Conference: A World Without Waste – The Journey to a Circular Economy on November 8-9.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-zwc.jpgRead more...Full
Public engagement begins on Surrey Recycling and Waste Drop-Off Facilityhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-44/623/Public engagement begins on Surrey Recycling and Waste Drop-Off FacilityPublic engagement begins on Surrey Recycling and Waste Drop-Off Facility<div class="ExternalClass70D75534DC8548D4ACC1DDD7F0CBEB89"><p>​Metro Vancouver and the City of Surrey have begun engaging with the public on a new recycling and solid waste drop-off facility for small loads in Surrey, as part of the city’s rezoning and development permit application process.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-surrey.jpgRead more...Full



Check It Out!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-44/624/Check It Out!Check It Out!<div class="ExternalClassFDA4CB4160434C0994EF61F8772C83C2"><p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>The summer 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.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver videoshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-44/625/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="https://vimeo.com/271774829" target="_blank"><img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-video-surrey-farmable.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a> </td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="https://vimeo.com/271774829" target="_blank">Farmland Matching in Surrey : </a></strong> Surrey supports the <a href="http://farmablenow.ca/" target="_blank">farmablenow.ca</a> website, which links farmers and landowners. After just one year, it has become a model for other parts of the region. <br></td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/273798551" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-video-burnaby-tour.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/273798551" target="_blank">Burnaby Environment Tour : </a></strong> Two simple yet powerful ways to connect with nature: a bike tour of Still Creek and the Green Club's Mandarin Burnaby Lake tour. </td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/268850588" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-video-coquitlam.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/268850588" target="_blank">Coquitlam Transfer Station Replacement : </a></strong> Metro Vancouver is constructing a new transfer station on the former Coquitlam Landfill site. Find out how the new facility will improve traffic flow, sustainability and safety, while making it easier to inspect waste and handle hazardous materials. </td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/267710849" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-video-stillcreek.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/267710849" target="_blank">Still Creek Bridge Replacement : </a></strong> A lot of planning is required when replacing even the smallest bridge in a regional park to lessen the impact on sensitive ecosystems. Such was the case with a pedestrian bridge over Still Creek in Burnaby Lake Regional Park.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/271767862" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-videos-gvbot.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/271767862" target="_blank">GVBOT address : </a></strong> In his annual address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore describes the importance of collaboration in planning and delivering regional-scale services and tackling issues facing the region.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/268109829" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-video-ghg.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/268109829" target="_blank">How We Measure GHG Emissions : </a></strong> About 15 million tonnes of greenhouse gases are emitted in the Metro Vancouver region each year. Find out Metro Vancouver calculates the emissions. </td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/270732010" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue44-video-nlwwtp.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/270732010" target="_blank">Northwest Langley WWTP construction : </a></strong> The Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant, which currently serves 30,000 people in Langley, will be upgraded on the same site to serve 230,000 people, including residents and businesses in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows across the Fraser River. Several projects will support the improvements, which will make it Metro Vancouver's first tertiary treatment plant.</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Events around the regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-44/626/Events around the regionEvents around the region<div class="ExternalClass29D68FAB6391440CBB1731CD372108D6"><p> <strong>Emotive: The Electric Vehicle Experience</strong></p><p>Metro Vancouver will be presenting <a href="http://www.emotivebc.ca/" target="_blank"><em>Emotive: The Electric Vehicle Experience</em></a>, a campaign raising awareness of electric vehicles, at events throughout the region this summer. Drop by one of the upcoming events to sit in an electric vehicle (EV), and meet an EV owner who can share stories of what it's like to drive electric.</p><ul><li>July 1 - <a href="http://www.northvancanadaday.com/" target="_blank">North Vancouver Canada Day Parade</a>, North Vancouver</li><li>July 8 - <a href="https://www.carfreevancouver.org/commercial-drive" target="_blank">Car Free Day on the Drive</a>, Vancouver</li><li>July 21 - <a href="https://southhillbia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/South-Hill-BIA-Brochure-2018.pdf" target="_blank">South Hill BIA EV Day</a>, Vancouver</li><li>July 28-29 - <a href="http://www.mrpmcountryfest.com/" target="_blank">Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Country Fest</a>, Maple Ridge</li><li>August 18 - <a href="https://veva.ca/electrafest-2018/" target="_blank">ElectraFest 2018</a>, Vancouver</li></ul><p> <strong>Metro Vancouver's Watershed Tours</strong></p><p>Metro Vancouver offers tours of our protected watersheds every summer to help people discover these pristine valleys firsthand. Join us and register for an engaging and scenic guided tour.</p><p> <a href="/events/watershed-tours/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Information and registration</a></p><p> <strong>Canada Day </strong> <br> <em>Various locations throughout Metro Vancouver</em></p><p>Enjoy celebrations throughout the region to celebrate Canada's birthday, including fireworks, parades and live entertainment.</p><p>Sunday, July 1</p><p> <strong>Car Free Day on Commercial Drive</strong><br> <em>Venables to N. Grandview on Commercial Drive, Vancouver</em></p><p>The Car Free Day festival stretches across 15 blocks of Commercial Drive, featuring local artisans, musicians, community activities, delicious food, tons of entertainment and activities for all ages. Bring a water bottle and refill at the Water Wagon, while learning more about Metro Vancouver's water system.</p><p>Sunday, July 8</p><p> <a href="https://www.carfreevancouver.org/commercial-drive" target="_blank">More information</a></p><p> <strong>Aldergrove Fair Days</strong><br> <em>Aldergrove Athletic Park and Aldergrove Secondary School, Aldergrove</em></p><p>Concerts, parade, midway rides and more at the 106th annual Aldergrove Fair Days. Bring your water bottle for refills at the Metro Vancouver Water Wagon.</p><p>Friday to Sunday, July 20 - 22</p><p> <a href="http://aldergrovefair.ca/" target="_blank">More information</a></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom