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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
Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/680/Air Quality Advisory680Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassCD65428B3B794B2DAC02C3C6645B578A"><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 during the next few days.       <br></p></div>2021-08-01T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Cancellation of Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/679/Cancellation of Air Quality Advisory679Cancellation 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="ExternalClass0390FB81BD344CBC9F2140E5B4822795"><p>Metro Vancouver has ended the ground-level ozone Air Quality Advisory for eastern Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District that has been in effect since July 30, 2021<br></p></div>2021-07-31T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/678/Air Quality Advisory678Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassAE3CEDEE738944D0B7EA9A8E0833C4BD"><p>​Metro Vancouver is now issuing an Air Quality Advisory for eastern Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District because of high concentrations of ground-level ozone that are expected to persist for the next couple of days during the hot and sunny weather. The current forecast indicates hot temperatures through Saturday, with some cooling on Sunday. </p></div>2021-07-30T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Fire Danger Rating ‘Extreme’ in Metro Vancouver Regional Parkshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/677/Fire Danger Rating ‘Extreme’ in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks677Fire Danger Rating ‘Extreme’ in Metro Vancouver Regional ParksGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass457514A11D7E44459FCC5EE42949F765"><p>​Metro Vancouver has raised the fire danger rating to extreme in all of its regional parks and greenways, and is asking the public to exercise caution when visiting these areas.<br></p></div>2021-07-28T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Regional Economic Prosperity Service Hires Vice President, Collaborationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/676/Regional Economic Prosperity Service Hires Vice President, Collaboration676Regional Economic Prosperity Service Hires Vice President, CollaborationGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass702A64D7B3274F54B59CD2A12B56B8B4"><p>Metro Vancouver’s Regional Economic Prosperity Service is pleased to welcome Katie Fitzmaurice in the key role of Vice President, Collaboration.<br> </p></div>2021-07-13T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Cancellation of Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/674/Cancellation of Air Quality Advisory674Cancellation 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="ExternalClass2EBD72E0568C4CD1929F48DAA1B6FBFE">​Metro Vancouver has ended the ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District that has been in effect since June 26, 2021. Air quality has improved due to cleaner marine air flowing into the region.<br><br><br></div>2021-06-30T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Conservation Urged as Region's Water Use Nears Record Highhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/673/Conservation Urged as Region's Water Use Nears Record High673Conservation Urged as Region's Water Use Nears Record HighGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF8CAFC6734EE49D39FA0A1AD17470958"><p>​After daily water consumption reached near-record levels over the weekend, Metro Vancouver is reminding residents and businesses to conserve treated drinking water for essential uses. </p></div>2021-06-30T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/672/Continued Air Quality Advisory672Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF90EE3409FC34732A3C290B3FF60F86B">​Metro Vancouver is continuing the Air Quality Advisory that was initiated on June 26 for eastern Metro Vancouver and the central Fraser Valley Regional District because of high concentrations of <strong>ground-level ozone</strong>. Today, the Air Quality Advisory for ground-level ozone is being expanded to include the eastern Fraser Valley Regional District.<br><br><br></div>2021-06-29T07:00:00Zstring;#2021
Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/671/Air Quality Advisory671Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF462D8A708414D6CBB1B4C6560CF16AD"><p>​Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for eastern Metro Vancouver and central Fraser Valley Regional District that was initiated on June 26 due to high concentrations of <strong>ground-level ozone.</strong> The high concentrations are expected to persist during this hot and sunny weather. While temperatures are forecasted to be slightly lower tomorrow, hot temperatures are still expected. <br></p></div>2021-06-28T07:00:00Zstring;#2021

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