Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-50/690/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass33459750B33243E6A9970A3A45CB8978"><p>​In this issue, we showcase the major projects ongoing across the region, including work to increase drinking water capacity south of the Fraser, completing an upgrade to the Front Street Sewer in New Westminster, and acquiring more land to expand the scenic Campbell Valley Regional Park in the Township of Langley. </p><p>We are also expanding our gypsum disposal program to all of the region's transfer stations, following a successful two-year pilot project at transfer stations in Maple Ridge and Langley. And for those wondering what to do with their old or unfashionable clothes, look no further: Metro Vancouver has launched a <em>Think Thrice about your Clothes</em> campaign, aimed at getting residents to reuse, repair or recycle their clothing rather than sending them to the landfill. </p><p>Metro Vancouver's Electric Vehicle (EV) program is also taking off across the region with people excited about going for ride-alongs at our events, and we have also launched a new regional planning bulletin, which will provide updates on regional planning data and information and complement our <a href="/metro2040" target="_blank"> <em>Metro 2040 Performance Monitoring Dashboard</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>For a more interactive look at our work, we have a series of great videos, which highlight projects such as the Stanley Park Water Tunnel and South Surrey Interceptor as well as other work going on across the region.</p><p>Enjoy!<br><br></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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Water services bolstered south of the Fraserhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-50/691/Water services bolstered south of the FraserWater services bolstered south of the Fraser<div class="ExternalClassAF3B6E3C228E41869729D29745D347DA"><p>​Metro Vancouver is constructing new water mains, reservoirs and pump stations south of the Fraser River to meet the needs of the growing population and continue the delivery of clean, safe drinking water across the region.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue50-waterservices.jpgRead more...FullA rendering of the new Jericho reservoir
Metro Vancouver Expands Used Gypsum Disposal Programhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-50/692/Metro Vancouver Expands Used Gypsum Disposal ProgramMetro Vancouver Expands Used Gypsum Disposal Program<div class="ExternalClassC3454B978EA144FEBE92F42058A39882"><p>​Metro Vancouver residents can now safely and conveniently dispose of small quantities of used gypsum across the region. Metro Vancouver has expanded its <a href="/services/solid-waste/recycling-programs/used-gypsum-disposal/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">used gypsum disposal program</a> to all of the region’s transfer stations, following a successful two-year pilot project at transfer stations in Maple Ridge and Langley.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue50-gypsum.jpgRead more...Full
New West Sewer Upgrade Completehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-50/702/New West Sewer Upgrade CompleteNew West Sewer Upgrade Complete<div class="ExternalClass8BB985C3D3944829A55B9985446EB9CD"><p>​Front Street in New Westminster has reopened to all traffic, following an extensive sewer upgrade project that took nearly a year to complete. This work was necessary ahead of the new Sapperton Pump Station becoming operational later this year.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue50-sewerupgrade.jpgRead more...Full
Metro Vancouver regional data accessiblehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-50/693/Metro Vancouver regional data accessibleMetro Vancouver regional data accessible<div class="ExternalClass1F3517A0784749C7BF85F33CB742F2C5"><p>​Metro Vancouver now has two new ways to get the latest regional planning data and information through the <a href="/metro2040" target="_blank"><em>Metro 2040 Performance Monitoring Dashboard</em></a><em> </em>and a <em>new</em> Regional Planning Bulletin, which can be accessed by subscribing <a href="/services/regional-planning/mailing-list/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">here</a>.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue50-metro2040.jpgRead more...Full
Driving success with Emotivehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-50/694/Driving success with EmotiveDriving success with Emotive<div class="ExternalClass7B7CEB4ACD87433E83597D8AF060F1B6"><p>​Metro Vancouver celebrated its busiest season ever for <a href="https://www.emotivebc.ca/" target="_blank">Emotive: The Electric Vehicle Experience</a> campaign in 2018. The Metro Vancouver events team, with help from staff at Fraser Basin Council, contractors and volunteers, brought Emotive to 45 events last year.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue50-emotive.jpgRead more...Full
Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Expands Campbell Valley Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-50/695/Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Expands Campbell Valley Regional ParkMetro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Expands Campbell Valley Regional Park<div class="ExternalClass59B4C6586F9C47978EB4D40FC9455923"><p>​Campbell Valley Regional Park in the Township of Langley has expanded by 3.95 hectares (9.8 acres), following Metro Vancouver’s purchase of an ecologically-diverse parcel in the park’s northwest corner.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue50-campbellvalleyrp.jpgRead more...Full
Think Thrice before throwing out your clotheshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-50/696/Think Thrice before throwing out your clothesThink Thrice before throwing out your clothes<div class="ExternalClassEEE10EF61CB148578BEF1D13A9FEB36A"><p>​Metro Vancouver has launched a new waste reduction campaign, <em><a href="/thinkthrice">Think Thrice About Your Clothes</a>,</em> in an effort to curb the staggering amount of clothing thrown out across the region.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue50-thinkthrice.jpgRead more...Full
Metro Vancouver Council of Councils http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-50/697/Metro Vancouver Council of CouncilsMetro Vancouver Council of Councils <div class="ExternalClassFF891852352840368E79971BE624B953"><p>The first <a href="/boards/CouncilofCouncils/COC_2019-Feb-23_PPT.pdf">Council of Councils</a> of the new year took place on Saturday, February 23, at The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby. The event, hosted by Metro Vancouver Board Chair Sav Dhaliwal and Vice-Chair Linda Buchanan, featured an overview on Metro Vancouver by CAO Carol Mason, followed by joint updates from Metro Vancouver’s Committee Chairs, and General Managers on our regional functions. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue50-coc.jpgRead more...Full



Check it Out!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-50/698/Check it Out!Check it Out!<div class="ExternalClass2E34CB2345A5451E8D9BE09E5D742E5E"><p>The newest edition of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks' <a href="http://www.metrovancouveronline.org/" target="_blank">Nature Program Guide</a> (Check it Out!) brings a host of splendid spring programs and events to shake off winter and embrace the longer days. This spring, get to know your wild neighbours during weekly wandering, warm up around a campfire after a forest walk or experience the Japanese practice of forest bathing.</p><p><a href="http://www.metrovancouveronline.org/" target="_blank">Registration now open!</a>​<br><br></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Close-Uphttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-50/699/Metro Vancouver Close-UpMetro Vancouver Close-Up<div class="ExternalClass4A840F60DDFF4235A41D76D4DDC04E57"><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/314550624" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue50-videos-demolition.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a> </td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/314550624" target="_blank">City of Vancouver Demolition : </a></strong> The City of Vancouver is helping divert landfill waste with expansion of the demolition bylaw to include recycling requirements for pre-1950 homes and deconstruction for pre-1910 and designated character homes. <br></td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Videoshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-50/700/Metro Vancouver VideosMetro Vancouver Videos<div class="ExternalClass4A840F60DDFF4235A41D76D4DDC04E57"><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/252604844" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue49-video-parks.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/252604844" target="_blank">Stanley Park Water Supply Tunnel Lost Lagoon Drilling : </a></strong> You don’t often see boats on Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. But this barge is there for an important reason -- The Stanley Park Water Supply Tunnel. Learn why borehole drilling is a crucial first step in this vital project. </td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/311561051" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue50-videos-ssi.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/311561051" target="_blank">South Surrey Interceptor : </a></strong>Upgrades are challenging for infrastructure built in previous decades. A micro tunnel boring machine makes it possible to twin the South Surrey Interceptor pipe with a minimum of surface disruption.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/302962832" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue50-videos-annacis.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/302962832" target="_blank">New Engines Deliver Sustainable Energy at Annacis Wastewater Treatment Plant : </a></strong>New engines at the Annacis Wastewater Treatment Plant will turn biogas into electricity and heat, using energy created during waste treatment to help run the plant.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/310235320" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue50-videos-bins.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/310235320" target="_blank">What Are People Throwing Out? : </a></strong>Metro Vancouver takes a comprehensive look at what residents are throwing in the garbage -- including in street bins -- and how it stacks up against earlier years.</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Events Around the Regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-50/701/Events Around the RegionEvents Around the Region<div class="ExternalClass2829B80FC0674CE4A2117D87EC00516E"><p>​<strong>Metro Vancouver's Winter Watershed Snowshoe Tours</strong><br><strong> </strong><em>Mount Seymour, North Vancouver</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 chocolate.</p><p>Saturdays, until March 30</p><p>10am – 1:30pm</p><p><a href="/events/calendar/north-van-west-van/1126/winter-watershed-snowshoe-tours">Information and registration</a></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom