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Metro Vancouver Applauds CleanBC Roadmap to 2030http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/702/Metro Vancouver Applauds CleanBC Roadmap to 2030702Metro Vancouver Applauds CleanBC Roadmap to 2030GP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass39305D19F393460D84EF1E28849E66EE">​Metro Vancouver enthusiastically supports the Province of B.C.’s new CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, which outlines the actions necessary to achieve deep emission reductions while supporting economic resilience and affordability for residents.<br></div>2021-10-25T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Major Land Expansion at Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area Will Further Protect Environmentally Sensitive Areashttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/700/Major Land Expansion at Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area Will Further Protect Environmentally Sensitive Areas700Major Land Expansion at Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area Will Further Protect Environmentally Sensitive AreasGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass74CD3F30C8534D3283BA58141BC0DE19"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">Metro Vancouver’s <a href="/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/codd-wetland-ecological-conservancy-area">Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area</a> has expanded by 73 hectares, thanks to a pair of recent parkland acquisitions. In the past three years, the conservancy area has more than doubled in size, and is now more than 233 hectares.</span><br></p></div>2021-10-20T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Metro Vancouver Initiates Termination Process for Contract with Acciona on North Shore Wastewater Treatment Planthttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/699/Metro Vancouver Initiates Termination Process for Contract with Acciona on North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant699Metro Vancouver Initiates Termination Process for Contract with Acciona on North Shore Wastewater Treatment PlantGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass25C818864BE445A282233DFD8DAAD811"><p>Today, Metro Vancouver provided a letter to Acciona Wastewater Solutions LP with notice of default and Metro Vancouver's intent to terminate the contract for them to build the future North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant.<br></p></div>2021-10-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Residents Invited to Learn More and Comment on Region-wide Plan for the Futurehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/regional-planning/698/Residents Invited to Learn More and Comment on Region-wide Plan for the Future698Residents Invited to Learn More and Comment on Region-wide Plan for the FutureGP0|#334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce;L0|#0334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce|Regional Planning;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassB5DF3D837F90472C98BC4048B23FE7BD"><p>​Metro Vancouver and its member jurisdictions are updating the regional growth strategy, <em>Metro 2050</em>, with a view towards accommodating one million new residents in the region over the next 30 years in a way that reflects the federation's values. </p></div>2021-10-13T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Belcarra Regional Park to Become təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/697/Belcarra Regional Park to Become təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park697Belcarra Regional Park to Become təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional ParkGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1557A35218A048AA873B866BB30DFE0E"><p>​Today, Metro Vancouver and Tsleil-Waututh Nation announced that Belcarra Regional Park will become known as təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park — a new name that reflects the park's history.<br></p></div>2021-10-08T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Metro Vancouver Completes 1.1-Kilometre-Long Tunnel Under Burrard Inlet Using First Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine in Canadahttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/696/Metro Vancouver Completes 1.1-Kilometre-Long Tunnel Under Burrard Inlet Using First Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine in Canada696Metro Vancouver Completes 1.1-Kilometre-Long Tunnel Under Burrard Inlet Using First Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine in CanadaGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass3B44D35B829E46CDAA64C804B14BC5B3"><p>​Tunnel excavation is now complete at the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel, an important infrastructure project that will make the region's drinking water system more earthquake resilient and help meet growing demand for safe, high-quality drinking water.<br></p></div>2021-10-04T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Metro Vancouver Recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/695/Metro Vancouver Recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation695Metro Vancouver Recognizes National Day for Truth and ReconciliationGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassAE5F067895A34A06BF08F1BAB33C0660"><p>​​September 30 will be a day of reflection and remembrance for Metro Vancouver Regional District, as Canadians observe the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which is also Orange Shirt Day.<br></p></div>2021-09-29T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Invest Vancouver and Amazon Web Services Collaborate to Enhance Tech Sector Job Training in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/693/Invest Vancouver and Amazon Web Services Collaborate to Enhance Tech Sector Job Training in Metro Vancouver693Invest Vancouver and Amazon Web Services Collaborate to Enhance Tech Sector Job Training in Metro VancouverGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassDDDD63003D6A4856941C56C9C90171BC"><div>​Today, Invest Vancouver announced an agreement in principle with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon, to create a workforce development initiative that will prepare thousands of Metro Vancouver residents for well-paying jobs in the region’s growing tech sector, helping to attract high-tech firms to the area.</div></div>2021-09-28T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
New Player in Metro Vancouver’s Economic Development Landscape to Propel Region into New Economyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/692/New Player in Metro Vancouver’s Economic Development Landscape to Propel Region into New Economy692New Player in Metro Vancouver’s Economic Development Landscape to Propel Region into New EconomyGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassE17026A077344EB99EEFFDC247D01A4C"><p>​Metro Vancouver is laying the foundation for regional prosperity with the launch of Invest Vancouver — an economic development leadership service with the goal of amplifying economic opportunity and prosperity for all the residents of the region.<br></p></div>2021-09-27T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Climate, Infrastructure, Housing, Transit and Economic Prosperity Took Centre Stage at Metro Vancouver’s All-Party Forumhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/691/Climate, Infrastructure, Housing, Transit and Economic Prosperity Took Centre Stage at Metro Vancouver’s All-Party Forum691Climate, Infrastructure, Housing, Transit and Economic Prosperity Took Centre Stage at Metro Vancouver’s All-Party ForumGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass42981F949E9D44F8AF16C03AD534154E"><p>Metro Vancouver hosted the 2021 All-Party Federal Election Forum to give candidates contesting the Canadian general election an opportunity to speak about local and regional issues.<br></p></div>2021-09-16T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Reduce Ocean Pollution by Preventing Laundry Microfibreshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/690/Reduce Ocean Pollution by Preventing Laundry Microfibres690Reduce Ocean Pollution by Preventing Laundry MicrofibresGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassEFF240F100064934A21E179020FE0AE4"><p>​Your clean clothes have a dirty secret — every time you do the laundry, the fabrics shed tiny fibres into the water, contributing to the hundreds of tonnes of microfibres released into our rivers and oceans every year.<br></p><p><br></p></div>2021-09-13T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Local Government Matters in the 2021 Federal Electionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/689/Local Government Matters in the 2021 Federal Election689Local Government Matters in the 2021 Federal ElectionGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass74DF693F00F9425989502C67B4858BF9"><p>​With the Canadian federal election on the horizon, Metro Vancouver is shining a spotlight on the need to strengthen and financially support investments in critical infrastructure through its <a href="http://subscription.metrovancouver.org/sites/Media/default.aspx?jg=b3ba7a4a-f503-4855-9219-61e029a566d4&eg=abcf7139-757c-4930-9888-b653054dd772&lg=c26dbcf5-4a35-447d-8940-1c2db68aa388&ltp=c">Local Government Matters</a> platform.<br></p></div>2021-09-02T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Cancellation of Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/688/Cancellation of Air Quality Advisory688Cancellation of Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass53E197DD9A024ABBB7BCFD293D8FCC7C"><p>​​Metro Vancouver has ended the fine particulate matter and ground-level ozone Air Quality Advisories for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District that have been in effect since August 12, 2021. Air quality has improved due to a change in the weather.<br></p></div>2021-08-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/687/Continued Air Quality Advisory687Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass73A394C190F64C89A8C8DDED3CEA2DC9"><p>​Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter that are expected to persist through today. Smoke from wildfires burning in B.C., Washington, Oregon and California has contributed to elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter and hazy skies.<br></p></div>2021-08-14T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/686/Continued Air Quality Advisory686Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassE72228E43CC94BB2B889B4A7F04E1375"><p>​Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter that are expected to persist through at least tomorrow. <br></p></div>2021-08-13T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/684/Air Quality Advisory684Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass3E8094BB8B0B4C62900D0BCA44806207"><p>​Metro Vancouver is now issuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter that are expected over the next few days. <br></p></div>2021-08-12T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Metro Vancouver PNE Fair Exhibit to Showcase Significant Regional Projects and Initiativeshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/685/Metro Vancouver PNE Fair Exhibit to Showcase Significant Regional Projects and Initiatives685Metro Vancouver PNE Fair Exhibit to Showcase Significant Regional Projects and InitiativesGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass3031804E7DDC4B3CA4F9C1D9AD4CD15F"><p>Members of the public will learn about — and be wowed by — Metro Vancouver’s many vital services, projects and initiatives when they visit the regional district’s activation at this summer’s PNE Fair.</p></div>2021-08-12T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Metro Vancouver Awards $300,000 in Regional Culture Project Grantshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/683/Metro Vancouver Awards $300,000 in Regional Culture Project Grants683Metro Vancouver Awards $300,000 in Regional Culture Project GrantsGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass2385D643CEC44757BE42BFE7586F513E"><p>​Metro Vancouver is delighted to award $300,000 in regional culture project grants to 54 local arts and culture organizations — the highest single-year grant award in the program’s history.<br></p></div>2021-08-09T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Cancellation of Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/682/Cancellation of Air Quality Advisory682Cancellation of Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass2E78486700034FC68C8E35010B20B166"><p>​<span style="line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><font color="#000000">Metro Vancouver has ended the fine particulate matter Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District that has been in effect since August 1. Air quality has improved due to a change in the weather that is bringing onshore winds to help clear smoke from wildfires burning in the interior of B.C. and Washington.</font></span></p></div>2021-08-03T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/681/Continued Air Quality Advisory681Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass8EB7F93825794A24AB67306EDCC42902"><p>Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District because of high concentrations of <strong>fine particulate matter</strong> that are expected during the next day or two. Smoke from wildfires burning in the interior of B.C. and Washington has moved into and over our region, contributing to elevated fine particulate matter concentrations and hazy skies. Onshore winds forecast for Tuesday may begin to clear the smoke.<br></p> </div>2021-08-02T07:00:00Zstring;#2021

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