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Metro Vancouver Issues Open Burning Restrictions In Relation To COVID-19http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/600/Metro Vancouver Issues Open Burning Restrictions In Relation To COVID-19600Metro Vancouver Issues Open Burning Restrictions In Relation To COVID-19GP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass2AF505199E3E45A1A023B0019D05FF94">​Metro Vancouver, in collaboration with BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and BC Ministry of Health, is restricting open burning in all areas of Metro Vancouver, effective immediately through to Wednesday, April 15, 2020. </div>2020-03-27T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Closes Brae Island Regional Park, Additional Restrictions Under Consideration To Manage COVID-19http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/599/Metro Vancouver Closes Brae Island Regional Park, Additional Restrictions Under Consideration To Manage COVID-19599Metro Vancouver Closes Brae Island Regional Park, Additional Restrictions Under Consideration To Manage COVID-19GP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF0B75EBDF2224E9D8F56824E31A5C1DB"><p>​Metro Vancouver is reminding the public to respect the directives from the Provincial Health Officer and to practice physical distancing at all times, even when they are enjoying the outdoors. </p></div>2020-03-25T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Clothing Donation And Repair Is Key To Tackling Textile Waste in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/597/Clothing Donation And Repair Is Key To Tackling Textile Waste in Metro Vancouver597Clothing Donation And Repair Is Key To Tackling Textile Waste in Metro VancouverGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0229CBC4156C45B996B55AAE9D642C9B"><p>​Metro Vancouver is encouraging residents to "think thrice" before tossing that ugly blouse, ripped jeans or socks with holes into the garbage. Most unwanted clothing items can be repurposed, donated or repaired, reducing the amount of waste in the region.</p></div>2020-02-18T08:00:00Zstring;#2020
Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Metro Vancouver Sign Co-Operation Agreement for Belcarra Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/598/Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Metro Vancouver Sign Co-Operation Agreement for Belcarra Regional Park598Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Metro Vancouver Sign Co-Operation Agreement for Belcarra Regional ParkGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0B95534F6C1B44E59D49B6E1836EBCFE"><p>​Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) and Metro Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver) today celebrated the signing of an historic co-operation agreement for Belcarra Regional Park, recognizing both Tsleil-Waututh's ancestral ties to the land and the present use by its members as well as a Metro Vancouver regional park.</p></div>2020-02-18T08:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Secures New Park and Conservation Lands for Minnekhada and Codd Wetlandhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/596/Metro Vancouver Secures New Park and Conservation Lands for Minnekhada and Codd Wetland596Metro Vancouver Secures New Park and Conservation Lands for Minnekhada and Codd WetlandGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassBA9C553717634AC9A79A7C7FB6543BA6"><p>Metro Vancouver has acquired two new park land properties near the Pitt River Valley, adding nearly 16 hectares to Minnekhada Regional Park and 56 hectares to the Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area, at a cost of $2.0 million and $7.3 million, respectively. </p></div>2020-01-27T08:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver's 2020 Standing Committees Announcedhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/595/Metro Vancouver's 2020 Standing Committees Announced595Metro Vancouver's 2020 Standing Committees AnnouncedGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassEF2F133F44144A5BB0BCB90FA6567EAB"><font face="Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Metro Vancouver Board Chair Sav Dhaliwal has announced the standing committee structure and appointments for 2020 to meet the needs of a growing and diverse region. </font></font></div>2019-12-16T08:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Tightens Rules for Older Non-Road Diesel Engineshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/594/Metro Vancouver Tightens Rules for Older Non-Road Diesel Engines594Metro Vancouver Tightens Rules for Older Non-Road Diesel EnginesGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass430744F508BE47D6B98E8459E3E60B5F"><p>​Owners of older forklifts, excavators and other non-road diesel engines have until the end of January 2020 to register their equipment with Metro Vancouver in order to continue using them across the region.</p></div>2019-12-05T08:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver's Chair and Vice Chair Acclaimed for Second Term http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/593/Metro Vancouver's Chair and Vice Chair Acclaimed for Second Term593Metro Vancouver's Chair and Vice Chair Acclaimed for Second Term GP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass96ED5F611EB743DC864952C5DA0123C9"><font face="Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Burnaby Councillor Sav Dhaliwal and City of North Vancouver Mayor Linda Buchanan have been acclaimed as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors for their second term. </font></font></div>2019-11-29T08:00:00Zstring;#2019
Tis The Season To Create Memories, Not Garbagehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/592/Tis The Season To Create Memories, Not Garbage592Tis The Season To Create Memories, Not GarbageGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassA4823F6DD27C401EB4ED3A5F1ACCDB7C"><p>​With the holiday season upon us, Metro Vancouver wants to help residents think sustainably this Christmas, with its annual <a href="/services/solid-waste/reduction-reuse/create-memories/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Create Memories, Not Garbage</span></a> campaign. For almost a decade, this popular holiday waste reduction initiative has promoted experience-based, low-waste gift and decorating ideas so that fewer pieces of packaging and unwanted gifts end up being thrown away.</p></div>2019-11-25T08:00:00Zstring;#2019
Cancellation of Air Quality Bulletinhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/591/Cancellation of Air Quality Bulletin591Cancellation of Air Quality BulletinGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass95DB772A1EB343AEB3FE4F5922F107C6"><p>Metro Vancouver has ended the fine particulate matter Air Quality Bulletin for Metro Vancouver and the Central Fraser Valley that has been in effect since Friday, November 1st. Air quality has improved due to changes in the weather that have increased dispersion of air contaminants from emissions sources in the region.</p> </div>2019-11-06T08:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Releases 10 Year Housing Plan http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/housing/590/Metro Vancouver Releases 10 Year Housing Plan590Metro Vancouver Releases 10 Year Housing Plan GP0|#0520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960;L0|#00520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960|Housing;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass8C880FA1F5904DDBA66DD0EBEACC9719"><p>​Metro Vancouver Housing today unveiled its 10-Year Housing Plan, which outlines plans to invest approximately $190 million in affordable housing over the next decade with the goal to provide 1,350 new and redeveloped units in the region. </p></div>2019-11-05T08:00:00Zstring;#2019
Air Quality Bulletin - Fine Particulate Matterhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/589/Air Quality Bulletin - Fine Particulate Matter589Air Quality Bulletin - Fine Particulate MatterGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassDBB35B42BF3A435197A5C2E14B49A033"><p>​Metro Vancouver is now issuing an Air Quality Bulletin for Metro Vancouver and the central Fraser Valley due to intermittent high concentrations of fine particulate matter that may occur over the weekend.<br></p></div>2019-11-01T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Undecided This Election? Visit Local Government Matters For Answershttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/588/Undecided This Election? Visit Local Government Matters For Answers588Undecided This Election? Visit Local Government Matters For AnswersGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass6D4EC2BE4AC143E8B76FBF4532929D07">With less than a week left before voting day, Metro Vancouver is encouraging undecided voters to check out LocalGovernmentMatters.ca, where three of Canada’s four biggest parties – the New Democratic Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party – have clarified how they would tackle major issues facing the region should they form government on October 21.</div>2019-10-17T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Wipe It, Green Bin It: Dairy products and salad dressings can clog sewers toohttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/587/Wipe It, Green Bin It: Dairy products and salad dressings can clog sewers too587Wipe It, Green Bin It: Dairy products and salad dressings can clog sewers tooGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass5611633CE748442C81B38B9A457B3BC5"><p>Most Metro Vancouver residents know cooking grease shouldn’t be poured down the drain, but many are unaware that dairy products, salad dressings and margarine can also wreak havoc on the sewer system.</p></div>2019-09-30T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
"Hey! Food Scraps Aren't Garbage" Builds on Green Bin Successhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/586/"Hey! Food Scraps Aren't Garbage" Builds on Green Bin Success586"Hey! Food Scraps Aren't Garbage" Builds on Green Bin SuccessGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass11EB516A93D64FC287438A2C26A0A069"><p> Metro Vancouver is launching an enhanced organics recycling campaign to further build on the region’s waste diversion successes by reminding people, <em>Hey! Food Scraps Aren’t Garbage</em>.</p></div>2019-09-09T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Local Government Matters in the 2019 Federal Election http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/585/Local Government Matters in the 2019 Federal Election585Local Government Matters in the 2019 Federal Election GP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass6788A76E5A2344F7B6F0AB0F54EE240A"><p>Metro Vancouver is calling on Canada’s four largest political parties to publicly clarify their platforms on critical issues facing the region – affordable housing, climate change, environmental protection, and sustainable funding for major infrastructure projects</p> </div>2019-08-21T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Launches New Regional Economic Prosperity Servicehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/584/Metro Vancouver Launches New Regional Economic Prosperity Service584Metro Vancouver Launches New Regional Economic Prosperity ServiceGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass4EE6C024FAF0497EBF4DE759DF96CFE2"><p>Metro Vancouver is establishing a regional economic prosperity service that will focus on regional collaboration to advance shared economic, livability and sustainability goals in Canada’s Pacific Gateway.</p></div>2019-08-01T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Awards 2019 Regional Culture Project Grantshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/583/Metro Vancouver Awards 2019 Regional Culture Project Grants583Metro Vancouver Awards 2019 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="ExternalClass9BD0874A6A9A4809B63BACD7590F9816"><p>​Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce the award of $130,000 in Regional Culture Project Grants this year to 29 arts and culture organizations across the region.</p></div>2019-07-30T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Appoints Jerry Dobrovolny as New Commissioner/CAOhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/582/Metro Vancouver Appoints Jerry Dobrovolny as New Commissioner/CAO582Metro Vancouver Appoints Jerry Dobrovolny as New Commissioner/CAOGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF75A670035C04809A6C3C4C5AA99125A"><p>Following a comprehensive 6-month recruitment process and North American-wide search, Mr. Jerry Dobrovolny was appointed today by the Board of Directors to serve as the Metro Vancouver Regional District’s new Chief Administrative Officer and Commissioner, effective November 2, 2019.</p></div>2019-07-26T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Air Quality Expected To Improve By 2035 Despite More Vehicles on the Roadhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/581/Air Quality Expected To Improve By 2035 Despite More Vehicles on the Road581Air Quality Expected To Improve By 2035 Despite More Vehicles on the RoadGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0C3F53EB06874AB492A7F8EC34BD9D04"><p>​Although Metro Vancouver's air quality was significantly affected by unprecedented levels of wildfire smoke last summer, smog-forming pollutants are anticipated to continue declining over the next 20 years, according to the latest <a href="/services/air-quality/AirQualityPublications/CaringfortheAir2019.pdf" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-CA">Caring for the Air report for 2019</span></a>.</p></div>2019-06-05T07:00:00Zstring;#2019

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