Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-52/716/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClassE4F3B58D8D534EF3812BEF3CFAD5409B"><p>​Happy spring! This issue highlights the Tsawwassen First Nation’s 10th anniversary of the effective date of their treaty with Canada, and Metro Vancouver’s unveiling of a new nature discovery area at Aldergrove Regional Park, giving children more opportunities to explore the outdoors.</p><p>Work has also started on critical maintenance of an historic shaft on the First Narrows Crossing, while technical upgrades at the region’s solid waste facilities are helping to increase service delivery and customer experience. At the same time, we’re enhancing the way we respond to air quality impacts from wildfires, which is crucial, especially in the wake of climate change.</p><p>With spring in the air, it's planting season, and the Grow Green website is offering tips for the outdoor and container gardener so take advantage and get growing! </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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Treaty-versary with Tsawwassen First Nationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-52/717/Treaty-versary with Tsawwassen First NationTreaty-versary with Tsawwassen First Nation<div class="ExternalClass060904E6E3D948798078B365880AE590"><p>​The Tsawwassen First Nation’s longhouse was full of singing, dancing and drumming on April 3 as members and guests celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the effective date of its treaty with Canada and British Columbia.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-tfn.jpgRead more...Full
First Narrows Crossing valve chamber improvementshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-52/718/First Narrows Crossing valve chamber improvementsFirst Narrows Crossing valve chamber improvements<div class="ExternalClass69780D68BD44480DA7AB91FFB6DA0494"><p>​Metro Vancouver has begun critical maintenance of the First Narrows Crossing’s north valve chamber. This chamber houses underground pipe connections and large valves that control the flow of water from two water mains on the north shore to a tunnel carrying water under Burrard Inlet.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-firstnarrows.jpgRead more...Full
Nature discovery area opens at Aldergrove Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-52/719/Nature discovery area opens at Aldergrove Regional ParkNature discovery area opens at Aldergrove Regional Park<div class="ExternalClassC68AB0ABD26849C085CB00FF94FDB136"><p>​Metro Vancouver has unveiled a new nature discovery area at Aldergrove Regional Park that focuses on family fun and is inspired by the geology, natural history and landscape character of the park.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-aldergrove.jpgRead more...Full
Technology upgrades improve Metro Vancouver solid waste facilitieshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-52/720/Technology upgrades improve Metro Vancouver solid waste facilitiesTechnology upgrades improve Metro Vancouver solid waste facilities<div class="ExternalClass2B0F80E39622437DBE2FDFAFC53C0082"><p>​Metro Vancouver has improved service delivery and customer experience at its solid waste facilities thanks to recent technology upgrades.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-solidwaste.jpgRead more...Full
Grow Green this summerhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-52/721/Grow Green this summerGrow Green this summer<div class="ExternalClass861DF3159125468FBB176DDFE5F22EAB"><p>Spring has officially arrived in Metro Vancouver, which means it’s time to gather seeds, break out the gear, and get planting. Whether a novice in the nursery bed or a pro planter, <a href="http://www.growgreenguide.ca/" target="_blank">Grow Green</a> is here to help.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-growgreen.jpgRead more...Full
Wildfires impacting air quality responsehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-52/722/Wildfires impacting air quality responseWildfires impacting air quality response<div class="ExternalClass9CAEF60310A94A3590AAB2BDC619939C"><p>​Metro Vancouver is enhancing the way it responds to air quality impacts from wildfires, following unprecedented levels of smoke during the past four years and anticipated changes in the frequency, duration and severity of wildfires in the future as a result of climate change.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-airquality.jpgRead more...Full
Parksfest: bringing people together in naturehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-52/723/Parksfest: bringing people together in natureParksfest: bringing people together in nature<div class="ExternalClass3718369D33D34FB685E3982E6A7596FC"><p>​Metro Vancouver will highlight the work being done to protect our region’s natural diversity with a one-day Parksfest 2019 event at New Westminster’s Anvil Centre on June 1.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-parksfest.jpgRead more...Full
2019 Zero Waste Conference opens for registrationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-52/724/2019 Zero Waste Conference opens for registration2019 Zero Waste Conference opens for registration<div class="ExternalClass02E1D28E574A447797634F16589DE5D0"><p>​Metro Vancouver will host the 2019 Zero Waste Conference on October 30-31, with the theme:<em> A Future Without Waste: Mobilizing for Success in the Circular Economy</em>.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-zwc.jpgRead more...Full



Check it Out!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-52/725/Check it Out!Check it Out!<div class="ExternalClass825B26505C5B4029AAEB8A877A83FCC7"><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 wanderings, 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></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Videoshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-52/726/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/328761967" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-videos-unflushables.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a> </td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/328761967" target="_blank">Don’t flush wipes and other <em>Unflushables</em> : </a></strong> Two new Unflushables campaign mascots, Pee and Poo, showed up at Waterfront Station in April to remind Metro Vancouver residents that the only things meant to be flushed are pee, poo and toilet paper. The Unflushables campaign encourages residents not to flush items such as hair, floss and condoms down the drain as they can have an impact on our sewer system. <br></td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Close Uphttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-52/727/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/326439411" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-videos-bowenisland.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/326439411" target="_blank">Bowen Island Bike Shed and Transportation Plan : </a></strong> Bowen Island approved its first transportation plan in 2018 and some of its initial actions are underway – including a bike shed at the ferry terminal and the first section of a multi-use pathway across the Island. </td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/323314086" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-videos-portmoody.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/323314086" target="_blank">Port Moody Climate Action Plan : </a></strong>The City of Port Moody hosted a Climate Change Dialogue to discuss local climate action -- the first step in the development of a Climate Action Plan. Port Moody faces two key challenges related to climate change: storm surges and sea level rise along its shorelines and the other is increased danger of fires along its forested north side.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/330128785" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue52-videos-langley.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/330128785" target="_blank">Langley Township Cycling - Ungap the Map : </a></strong>The Township of Langley improved its cycling infrastructure as part of HUB's 20 in 20 Challenge. </td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Events around the regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-52/728/Events around the regionEvents around the region<div class="ExternalClassA3E5E964F84E4BBBA5551D8D1AFB5D8E"><p>​<strong>Metro Vancouver's 5-Year Outlook</strong><br> <em>Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 791 W Georgia St, Vancouver</em></p><p>Metro Vancouver's enviable quality of life attracts more than 35,000 people every year to the region. This growth brings challenges – from affordability to climate change, transit and pressure on our industrial lands – as we strive to accommodate our 2.5 million residents and many businesses across the region.</p><p>Join Metro Vancouver Board Chair Sav Dhaliwal for his inaugural address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. In his remarks, Dhaliwal will outline Metro Vancouver's Five-Year Financial Outlook, including nearly $5.5 billion worth of capital projects, and discuss key initiatives such as the Climate 2050 strategy and the Industrial Lands Task Force.</p><p>May 22, 11:30am – 2pm</p><p> <a href="https://www.boardoftrade.com/events/individual-events/1582-6418" target="_blank">Information and registration</a><strong></strong></p><p> <strong>Parksfest</strong><br> <em>Anvil Centre - 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster (Across the street from the New Westminster Skytrain Station)</em></p><p>Get inspired. Connect with your peers. Celebrate our natural beauty.</p><p>June 1, 2019</p><p> <a href="/events/parksfest/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Information and registration</a></p><p> <strong>Zero Waste Conference</strong><br> <em>Vancouver Convention Centre East - 999 Canada Place, Vancouver</em></p><p>Early bird registration is now open for the 2019 Zero Waste Conference: <em>A Future without Waste: Mobilizing the success in the circular economy</em>, to be held in October 2019. The annual conference attracts thought leaders from around the world highlighting circular economy success stories, waste prevention innovations, local and global perspectives as the shift to waste prevention and a circular economy continues to gain momentum.</p><p>October 30 - 31, 2019</p><p> <a href="http://www.zwc.ca/details/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Information and registration</a></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom