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Air Quality Advisory Cancellationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/483/Air Quality Advisory Cancellation483 Air Quality Advisory CancellationGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0197C0824F9E4A7E804438C35D89221A">Metro Vancouver has ended the Air Quality Advisory that was in effect for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District since Tuesday, July 18, 2017. </div>2017-07-19T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Air Quality Advisory Issuedhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/482/Air Quality Advisory Issued482Air Quality Advisory IssuedGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassD880B8C70AA7442BBCEE68067A02C2F7"><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 due to wildfires outside of the region. </p></div>2017-07-18T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Air Quality Advisory Cancellationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/481/Air Quality Advisory Cancellation481Air Quality Advisory CancellationGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1C7C1861ADB04008A7C57959874E54FE"><p>​Metro Vancouver has ended the ground-level ozone Air Quality Advisory for eastern parts of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that has been in effect since July 6, 2017.</p></div>2017-07-07T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Air Quality Advisory Issuedhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/480/Air Quality Advisory Issued480Air Quality Advisory IssuedGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass4571F97F7F9B4AE382F406992BCCD55A"><p>Metro Vancouver is now issuing an Air Quality Advisory for eastern parts of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of ground-level ozone.</p></div>2017-07-06T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Metro Vancouver Officially Opens Grouse Grind Trail Tomorrowhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/479/Metro Vancouver Officially Opens Grouse Grind Trail Tomorrow479Metro Vancouver Officially Opens Grouse Grind Trail TomorrowGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass88C7CC3C8B234228AC51F9870C01D02A"><p>The Grouse Grind Trail will officially open on Saturday, June 17, 2017, and will be open 6:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily.</p></div>2017-06-16T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Metro Vancouver Ramps Up Water Conservation Effortshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/478/Metro Vancouver Ramps Up Water Conservation Efforts478Metro Vancouver Ramps Up Water Conservation EffortsGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0F46DAB7B23A401195637A28071CA5D5"><p>​With hotter temperatures on the way, Metro Vancouver continues to expand its drinking water conservation campaign, We Love Water, offering more helpful tips to support the region’s long-term goal of reducing overall water demand.</p></div>2017-06-14T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Caring for the Air Report Shows Improvements in Regional Air Qualityhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/477/Caring for the Air Report Shows Improvements in Regional Air Quality477Caring for the Air Report Shows Improvements in Regional Air QualityGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassDBE20B122FE64C72855F2B4EF972EC16"><p>Residents and visitors across Metro Vancouver continue to enjoy good air quality despite the growing population, thanks in part to a series of emission-reduction actions in effect across the region, according to the annual ‘Caring for the Air’ report released today.</p></div>2017-06-07T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Lawn Watering Restrictions in Effect Todayhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/476/Lawn Watering Restrictions in Effect Today476Lawn Watering Restrictions in Effect TodayGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassC4F4EBDA923E48258FFD2F2273A05C8D"><p>Metro Vancouver today launches its Stage 1 lawn watering restrictions, which run until October 15, to help conserve drinking water during the driest part of the year. </p></div>2017-05-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Pitt River Regional Greenway Continues to Growhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/475/Pitt River Regional Greenway Continues to Grow475Pitt River Regional Greenway Continues to GrowGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassA1E11F074AB346A2946E47ECB48CDEF9">​Metro Vancouver is expanding its popular Pitt River Regional Greenway, with the addition of 1.68 hectares of land at the foot of Ferry Slip Road in Pitt Meadows.</div>2017-05-11T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
New Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre Opens in Maple Ridgehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/474/New Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre Opens in Maple Ridge474New Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre Opens in Maple RidgeGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass7348A41544324F2DA46F3DB3108FFD86"><p>​The Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre officially opened today in the Kanaka Creek Regional Park in Maple Ridge.</p></div>2017-05-01T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
The Unflushables Campaign Launches Across Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/473/The Unflushables Campaign Launches Across Metro Vancouver473The Unflushables Campaign Launches Across Metro VancouverGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass7BA7FCADA1E54FCB8E163698C4F8E808"><p>Metro Vancouver is rolling out a new campaign in hopes of educating residents to stop dumping items down the drain that clog the municipal and regional sewer system.</p></div>2017-04-20T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Metro Vancouver Collaboration Wins JUNO Awardhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/472/Metro Vancouver Collaboration Wins JUNO Award472Metro Vancouver Collaboration Wins JUNO AwardGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass8AEE0DCB41D64EBAA3D6F58B565BE9E8"><p><em>Immersion</em>, a special musical collaboration between composer Jordan Nobles and Metro Vancouver, has won a 2017 JUNO Award for Classical Composition of the Year.</p></div>2017-04-18T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Metro Vancouver Announces New Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/471/Metro Vancouver Announces New Regional Park471Metro Vancouver Announces New Regional ParkGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassC5BBCDC1B529481BAC0BE46EEB3EA0CD"><p>Metro Vancouver today announced the creation of a new 75-hectare (185-acre) regional park on the slopes of Grouse Mountain that includes the popular Grouse Grind, BC Mountaineering Club (BCMC) trails and a portion of the Baden-Powell trails within its boundary.</p></div>2017-04-12T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Count Finds Region-wide Increase in Homelessnesshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/housing/468/Count Finds Region-wide Increase in Homelessness468Count Finds Region-wide Increase in HomelessnessGP0|#0520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960;L0|#00520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960|Housing;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass2B9B62FBB8ED4FC788342FDE6139F502"><p>The 2017 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver found 3,605 people homeless in the region, up 30% from the previous count in 2014. </p></div>2017-04-10T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Indigenous, Aboriginal Homelessness – 2017 Homeless Counthttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/housing/469/Indigenous, Aboriginal Homelessness – 2017 Homeless Count469Indigenous, Aboriginal Homelessness – 2017 Homeless CountGP0|#0520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960;L0|#00520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960|Housing;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass84ACCD8498D54041B5CF40628D1D562D">The recent 2017 Homeless Count preliminary findings paint a troubling picture of homelessness across the Metro Vancouver region, including the high number of Indigenous/ Aboriginal peoples among the homeless population.</div>2017-04-10T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
30% Rise in Homeless in MV Supports the Need for Immediate Actionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/housing/470/30% Rise in Homeless in MV Supports the Need for Immediate Action47030% Rise in Homeless in MV Supports the Need for Immediate ActionGP0|#0520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960;L0|#00520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960|Housing;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF6A1E1778B824E5BBCBF205C57528F68"><p>Initial results of the 2017 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver found that 3605 people are currently homeless in the region – up 30 per cent from the previous count in 2014 – making 2017 the 16th consecutive year that homelessness has increased. </p></div>2017-04-10T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Cultural Grants - Application Deadline May 24http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/467/Cultural Grants - Application Deadline May 24467Cultural Grants - Application Deadline May 24GP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass5602DA58370A448EAE12BA05842B80FD"><p>The Regional Project Grants will support research creation, production, dissemination, audience development, project staff and/or administrative capacity building and the per-project grant awarded to a maximum of $10,000. Completed applications must be submitted by 4 pm, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.​​</p></div>2017-04-07T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Metro Vancouver Announces Award of Contract for the New Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Planthttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/466/Metro Vancouver Announces Award of Contract for the New Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant466Metro Vancouver Announces Award of Contract for the New Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment PlantGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassC1CCB41E115B4997A7910D975CED77D2"><p>Metro Vancouver has awarded the contract for the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant to ADAPT Consortium at a cost of $525 million, exclusive of taxes.</p></div>2017-04-06T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Metro Vancouver Seeks Changes to B.C.’s Inequitable Property-Based Tax Regimehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/regional-planning/465/Metro Vancouver Seeks Changes to B.C.’s Inequitable Property-Based Tax Regime465Metro Vancouver Seeks Changes to B.C.’s Inequitable Property-Based Tax RegimeGP0|#334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce;L0|#0334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce|Regional Planning;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassACBEBA3314CF4D4FAC993CB752D7D4B2"><p>Metro Vancouver is calling on the four main provincial parties to commit to implement substantial changes to the B.C. Home Owner Grant, Property Transfer Tax and School Property Tax to ensure property taxation is fairer and more equitable for residents and businesses across the region.</p> </div>2017-04-04T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Metro Vancouver Celebrates 50 Years of Regional Parkshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/464/Metro Vancouver Celebrates 50 Years of Regional Parks464Metro Vancouver Celebrates 50 Years of Regional ParksGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassE9A1FE13FD59496FB6C6ABAC3FC7F26B"><p>​Metro Vancouver Regional District marks the 50th anniversary of its regional parks system with a year-long celebration to showcase its 14,500-hectare network of parks and greenways.</p></div>2017-03-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2017

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