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Carbon Neutral Achievement Sets Stage for Bold Climate Actionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/613/Carbon Neutral Achievement Sets Stage for Bold Climate Action613Carbon Neutral Achievement Sets Stage for Bold Climate ActionGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF3E284FBF0694F2CBEDE826C5C6A77C4">Metro Vancouver’s leadership and commitment to climate change have allowed the regional district to achieve corporate carbon neutrality for 2019 and potentially through 2022. This puts the region in a strong position to advance important climate actions as part of Climate 2050 and achieve its ambitious climate change and environmental goals.</div>2020-06-29T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Calls on B.C. Government to Prioritize Infrastructure in Economic Recovery Planshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/612/Metro Vancouver Calls on B.C. Government to Prioritize Infrastructure in Economic Recovery Plans612Metro Vancouver Calls on B.C. Government to Prioritize Infrastructure in Economic Recovery PlansGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass62EE47FF2E074AE5AB8FFA8A26FB1DB2"><p>​In a submission to the B.C. Government's consultation on Budget 2021, Metro Vancouver is urging the Province to consider investments in core infrastructure as an essential component of B.C.'s economic recovery strategy.<br></p></div>2020-06-24T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Air Quality Improved in 2019http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/611/Metro Vancouver Air Quality Improved in 2019611Metro Vancouver Air Quality Improved in 2019GP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassFB3FD16055FF4329B7440EB9830B90D5"><p>​Metro Vancouver enjoyed clean air and clear skies throughout 2019, with a total of zero days under an air quality advisory – a welcome change after two summers of unprecedented wildfire smoke. That’s a key highlight from the 2020 edition of Caring for the Air, Metro Vancouver’s annual state-of-the-air report. <br></p></div>2020-06-22T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Open Burning Restrictions Ended in Metro Vancouver http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/610/Open Burning Restrictions Ended in Metro Vancouver610Open Burning Restrictions Ended in Metro Vancouver GP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass54E317924A4849C3AD31B9526719E47E"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11.5pt;line-height:107%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#323232;">Metro Vancouver has ended the open burning restrictions that have been in place since March 27, 2020. </span><br></p></div>2020-06-16T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Expands Kanaka Creek Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/609/Metro Vancouver Expands Kanaka Creek Regional Park609Metro Vancouver Expands Kanaka Creek Regional ParkGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass2345E71624A841CBBABD65D1910EE05B"><p>​Metro Vancouver continues to protect more natural areas in the region with the purchase of two separate parcels totaling 3.82 hectares (9.4 acres) of creek side and forest habitat at Kanaka Creek Regional Park in the City of Maple Ridge.<br></p></div>2020-05-28T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Cultural Grants – Application Deadline August 4http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/608/Cultural Grants – Application Deadline August 4608Cultural Grants – Application Deadline August 4GP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass2027C6F1EB0E490EAFB6EF86A3F8101E"><p style="text-align:justify;">Metro Vancouver is accepting submissions for its regional cultural grants. A total of $140,000 in funding assistance is available to arts and culture organizations for regional projects, with a maximum of $10,000 per project grant. </p><p><br></p></div>2020-05-22T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Help Keep Parks Open – Enjoy the Outdoors Responsiblyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/607/Help Keep Parks Open – Enjoy the Outdoors Responsibly607Help Keep Parks Open – Enjoy the Outdoors ResponsiblyGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass3004666D423C4022A8EAFF561EF77E3A"><p>​With sunny weather ahead this weekend, Metro Vancouver reminds people to enjoy the outdoors responsibly to help keep parks open.<br></p></div>2020-05-08T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Supports B.C.’s Economic Re-opening Planhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/606/Metro Vancouver Supports B.C.’s Economic Re-opening Plan606Metro Vancouver Supports B.C.’s Economic Re-opening PlanGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass128AF174D4674875ADA9651C01E7C0C7"><p>​Metro Vancouver applauds the B.C. Government's effective strategy for controlling the COVID-19 epidemic and supports the plan for a measured re-opening of the economy.<br></p></div>2020-05-06T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Water Conservation Ramps Up in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/605/Water Conservation Ramps Up in Metro Vancouver605Water Conservation Ramps Up in Metro VancouverGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassB970EFFA2BF8474CBE9EED63A673978F"><p>​<span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#323232;">Metro Vancouver’s seasonal lawn watering regulations come into effect tomorrow to help conserve drinking water over the summer months. </span><br></p></div>2020-04-30T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Acknowledges B.C.'s Initial Actions to Address Local Government Fundinghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/604/Metro Vancouver Acknowledges B.C.'s Initial Actions to Address Local Government Funding604Metro Vancouver Acknowledges B.C.'s Initial Actions to Address Local Government FundingGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass15A0EE21BCBE478FB55645C36F68C49E"> Metro Vancouver thanks the Province of B.C. for the new financial relief measures announced this morning by Ministers Carole James and Selina Robinson, as a positive first step in mitigating the economic hardship endured by local governments. </div>2020-04-16T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Update http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/603/Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Update603Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Update GP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass886B8D948E3B406DBE59056C232035BD"> People looking to enjoy the outdoors are reminded to stay closer to home and to follow the directives from the Provincial Health Officer. Do not travel across the region to visit a park. Instead, park users are encouraged to visit parks in their own neighbourhood, keep a physical distance of at least two metres from others and use transit, walk or ride their bikes so as not to impede traffic in the local area </div>2020-04-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Open Burning Restrictions Extended To June 15http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/602/Metro Vancouver Open Burning Restrictions Extended To June 15602Metro Vancouver Open Burning Restrictions Extended To June 15GP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1D9EA9899D664C6BB82E1FE70D4490BC"><p>​Restrictions on open burning of vegetative debris will remain in effect for Metro Vancouver until June 15, 2020. </p></div>2020-04-14T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Closes Additional Parks and Asks Visitors to Stay Closer to Homehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/601/Metro Vancouver Closes Additional Parks and Asks Visitors to Stay Closer to Home601Metro Vancouver Closes Additional Parks and Asks Visitors to Stay Closer to HomeGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass066F51DCF53941BEAEF2EE174D1CFBF0"><p>​Metro Vancouver has closed two more regional parks and is advising people who want to walk, bike or run over the long weekend to stay closer to home and follow the directives from the Provincial Health Officer.  If you want to visit a regional park, stay local and do not travel across the region to visit a park.  </p></div>2020-04-09T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
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

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