Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-48/668/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass6794AE7A5E094FAABEC9151BF1B6070E"><p>​Season's greetings. </p><p>In this issue, we highlight plans for a new Douglas Road Sewer in Burnaby that will address the growing needs in that area, as well as development of residential wood-burning regulations to control emissions of fine particulate matter across the region.  </p><p>We recently wrapped up the 2018 Zero Waste Conference, which ran over 1.5 days, held a three-day Parksfest, which offered a series of events including a youth video night and delivered three sessions of the popular regional culture professional development program, <a href="/events/survivor-101/Pages/default.aspx">Survivor 101</a>. </p><p>Nature lovers can also revel in a new wetland habitat at Aldergrove Regional Park that is being created as well as a new pedestrian bridge in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.</p><p>And as we wrap up the old year, just remember: this holiday season, don't forget to <em>Create memories, not garbage</em>.</p><p>Happy Holidays!</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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New wetlands developed at Aldergrove Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-48/669/New wetlands developed at Aldergrove Regional ParkNew wetlands developed at Aldergrove Regional Park<div class="ExternalClass14FD2CA3310240808683F337106D2D77"><p>​The southwest corner of Aldergrove Regional Park has been transformed into a wetland habitat for many species of amphibians, fish, birds and invertebrates -- many of them endangered.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue48-AldergroveRegionalPark.jpgRead more...Full
A Tour of Tsawwassen First Nation’s Wastewater Treatment Planthttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-48/670/A Tour of Tsawwassen First Nation’s Wastewater Treatment PlantA Tour of Tsawwassen First Nation’s Wastewater Treatment Plant<div class="ExternalClass32D1075AFA1D4937A8441AFFAE60DC27"><p>​Metro Vancouver staff last month toured the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) wastewater treatment plant as well as its wetlands and sports fields. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue48-TFNWWTP.jpgRead more...Full
New bridges and trails for Lower Seymour Conservation Reservehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-48/671/New bridges and trails for Lower Seymour Conservation ReserveNew bridges and trails for Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve<div class="ExternalClass88AE7F8262BF4A21BA78790D088064AC"><p>​Hikers, cyclists and dog walkers will once again be able to cross the Seymour River on the Fisherman’s Trail – thanks to a higher and longer bridge that’s been built in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR).</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue48-LSCR.jpgRead more...Full
Create memories, not Garbage this holiday seasonhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-48/672/Create memories, not Garbage this holiday seasonCreate memories, not Garbage this holiday season<div class="ExternalClassFD5A37087B124BCAA7AA5E4713CF9CA1"><p>​What do movie tickets, a recreation centre pass and a family photo shoot have in common?  They are among the low-waste holiday gift ideas in Metro Vancouver’s <em>Create memories, not garbage </em>campaign. <br><br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue48-CMNG.jpgRead more...Full
New measures for residential wood smoke emissionshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-48/673/New measures for residential wood smoke emissionsNew measures for residential wood smoke emissions<div class="ExternalClass21480B8EE47B4CD18A1FBDC051A6AE40"><p>​Metro Vancouver is taking measures to address residential wood smoke, which is responsible for more than a quarter of fine particulate matter emissions in the region and can cause respiratory and cardiac health effects, particularly for infants, the elderly and people with existing heart and lung conditions. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue48-woodsmoke.jpgRead more...Full
New Douglas Road Sewer to accommodate growthhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-48/674/New Douglas Road Sewer to accommodate growthNew Douglas Road Sewer to accommodate growth<div class="ExternalClassFE210A21500F47B79B09A5D63CD64769"><p>​Metro Vancouver is building a new Douglas Road Sewer to accommodate the growing population in the City of Burnaby and ensure continued protection of public health and the environment.  </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue48-DouglasRoad.jpgRead more...Full
Zero Waste Conference a successhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-48/675/Zero Waste Conference a successZero Waste Conference a success<div class="ExternalClassD958571FD73F4025A5705DC4862535D2"><p>​Metro Vancouver delivered another successful Zero Waste Conference, with amazing keynote speakers, thought-provoking panels and inspiring examples of circular economy success. The day-and-a-half conference drew a room full of people committed to waste prevention – and who left with circular economy knowledge and zero waste ideas.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue48-ZWC.jpgRead more...Full
Parksfest connects nature with identity and imaginationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-48/676/Parksfest connects nature with identity and imaginationParksfest connects nature with identity and imagination<div class="ExternalClass8DC106CCE7604F59A46453241AF43379"><p>​Hundreds of nature enthusiasts participated in Metro Vancouver’s three-day <a href="/events/parksfest/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Parksfest</a>, a series of public events that explored how nature shapes our identity, culture and imagination.  </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue48-parksfest.jpgRead more...FullYouth Film Night - Panel Discussion
Survivor 101 wraps up three sessionshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-48/677/Survivor 101 wraps up three sessionsSurvivor 101 wraps up three sessions<div class="ExternalClassBDAC1F0AC76744DA88FF407E8074E783"><p>The popular regional culture professional development program, <a href="/events/survivor-101/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Survivor 101,</a>delivered three sessions this fall that were hosted by Metro Vancouver and the Regional Cultural Development Advisory Committee members.  </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue48-survivor101.jpgRead more...Full
Hey! Food isn’t Garbage: Residents composting but still throwing away foodhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-48/678/Hey! Food isn’t Garbage: Residents composting but still throwing away foodHey! Food isn’t Garbage: Residents composting but still throwing away food<div class="ExternalClass4E32A2BE6ED04B7B92C5D7948A7B20F3"><p>​Metro Vancouver residents appear to be jumping on the composting bandwagon. An estimated 400,000 tonnes of yard waste, kitchen scraps and other organics are being diverted from Metro Vancouver landfills every year, thanks in part to annual campaigns such as <em>Hey! Food Isn’t Garbage</em>. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue48-foodscraps.jpgRead more...Full

 

 

Check It Out!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-48/679/Check It Out!Check It Out!<div class="ExternalClassD0B4F10DA6C44D7CA00F216ACA34C5EB"><p>​Metro Vancouver's regional parks system protects 13,614 hectares of important natural spaces in 22 regional parks, two ecological conservancy areas, three regional park reserves and five regional greenways. </p><p>Most Metro Vancouver residents live in urban settings with less access to nature than previous generations. Regional parks protect dynamic and complex ecosystems and offer opportunities to access these natural spaces adjacent to urban areas. Park interpretation programs encourage residents to get outside – to visit regional parks and take part in nature-based programs and events that inform and inspire, deepening understanding, appreciation and protection of the natural environment.</p><p>Check out the fall/winter 2018-2019 <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/CIO-FallWinter2018.PDF" target="_blank">regional parks program guide</a>. Never miss an issue – <a href="/events/check-it-out/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <span lang="EN-US">subscribe</span></a> to receive the online or paper copy.</p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom