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Evacuation Alert Issued for Barnston Islandhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/electoral-area/728/Evacuation Alert Issued for Barnston Island728Evacuation Alert Issued for Barnston IslandGP0|#3cfe63ea-75c4-411d-a8ed-88a8c286ecf4;L0|#03cfe63ea-75c4-411d-a8ed-88a8c286ecf4|Electoral Area;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass8452D4CC238A4A1C93CEE1B924137E71"><p>​Due to rapidly rising floodwaters from the Fraser River, Metro Vancouver has placed Barnston Island, located in Electoral Area A, under an evacuation alert, effective 10:00 am today.<br></p></div>2022-06-30T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Metro Vancouver Forms Advisory Committee for Solid Waste Management Plan Updatehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/727/Metro Vancouver Forms Advisory Committee for Solid Waste Management Plan Update727Metro Vancouver Forms Advisory Committee for Solid Waste Management Plan UpdateGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass49E8228230EE42758760EB45C4844D8E"><p>​Metro Vancouver's Board of Directors has selected a 31-member Solid Waste Management Plan Public/Technical Advisory Committee to help guide the review and <a href="/services/solid-waste/engagement/swmp/Pages/default.aspx">update of the region's solid waste management plan</a>, which sets out goals and objectives for waste reduction, recycling, and management in the region.<br></p></div>2022-06-27T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Jacquie Griffiths To Become Invest Vancouver Presidenthttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/726/Jacquie Griffiths To Become Invest Vancouver President726Jacquie Griffiths To Become Invest Vancouver PresidentGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass545859B8122D44D781BC18E5CAEB4EC9"><p>​This July 1, Invest Vancouver will accelerate into the next phase of its role as the region's economic prosperity leadership service with Jacquie Griffiths at the helm as the service's n<strong></strong>ew president.<br></p></div>2022-06-14T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Metro Vancouver Applauds Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia’s AAA Credit Ratinghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/finance/725/Metro Vancouver Applauds Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia’s AAA Credit Rating725Metro Vancouver Applauds Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia’s AAA Credit RatingGP0|#2198c5e1-8c23-49a4-b371-4fb167869602;L0|#02198c5e1-8c23-49a4-b371-4fb167869602|Finance;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass748084E56AE14BB7AEBC2FCE6B94E992"><p>​Metro Vancouver commends the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia (MFA) for receiving affirmation of its AAA credit rating from major credit-rating agencies <a href="https://www.fitchratings.com/research/international-public-finance/fitch-affirms-municipal-finance-authority-of-british-columbia-canada-at-aaa-outlook-stable-13-04-2022">Fitch Ratings</a>, <a href="https://mfa.bc.ca/sites/default/files/Investors/mfabc_2022_press_release_807243694_1.pdf">Standard & Poor's</a> and <a href="https://mfa.bc.ca/sites/default/files/Investors/Credit%20Reports/credit_opinion_-_municipal-fin-authority-of-british-columbia-canada_-_25may22.pdf">Moody's Investors Service</a>. <br></p></div>2022-06-02T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
June is Clean Transportation Month in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/724/June is Clean Transportation Month in Metro Vancouver724June is Clean Transportation Month in Metro VancouverGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassFEA20D78D997458494FA5E2A3B0D0567"><p>​Metro Vancouver and Invest Vancouver proclaim June as Clean Transportation Month in the region. This declaration is also supported by the Province of British Columbia, making it a province-wide initiative.<br></p></div>2022-06-01T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Seasonal Residential Indoor Wood Burning Prohibition in Effect May 15http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/723/Seasonal Residential Indoor Wood Burning Prohibition in Effect May 15723Seasonal Residential Indoor Wood Burning Prohibition in Effect May 15GP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass5B683D8DBB214A44A6C9B10C8F9E5543"><p>​Metro Vancouver's annual seasonal prohibition on the use of appliances such as wood stoves and fireplaces under the Residential Indoor Wood Burning bylaw begins on May 15 and lasts until September 15.<br></p></div>2022-05-13T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Metro Vancouver Finalizes Contract for Completion of North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Projecthttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/722/Metro Vancouver Finalizes Contract for Completion of North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project722Metro Vancouver Finalizes Contract for Completion of North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant ProjectGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1C6BCDEC18F9471D85704AA2FCEC8A96"><p>​<span style="color:#323232;line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:10.5pt;">Metro Vancouver and PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc have signed a contract to take the next steps to complete the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant. </span></p></div>2022-04-20T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Metro Vancouver Reminds Residents to Keep ’Unflushables’ Out of the Toilethttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/721/Metro Vancouver Reminds Residents to Keep ’Unflushables’ Out of the Toilet721Metro Vancouver Reminds Residents to Keep ’Unflushables’ Out of the ToiletGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass734A7212037D4433930DF47EE0C85712"><p style="text-align:justify;">It's simple: the only items you should flush down the toilet are pee, poo, and toilet paper.</p></div>2022-04-13T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Metro Vancouver Applauds Federal Budget’s Focus on Housinghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/720/Metro Vancouver Applauds Federal Budget’s Focus on Housing720Metro Vancouver Applauds Federal Budget’s Focus on HousingGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassBBC5375183734AC0907AC4DAF6BEE81F"><p>​Metro Vancouver supports the Government of Canada's <a href="https://budget.gc.ca/2022/home-accueil-en.html">2022 budget</a>, which has among its principal themes an issue close to the hearts of the region's residents — housing availability and affordability.<br></p></div>2022-04-07T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Submissions Now Being Accepted for $150K in Regional Culture Grantshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/719/Submissions Now Being Accepted for $150K in Regional Culture Grants719Submissions Now Being Accepted for $150K in Regional Culture GrantsGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass37C975009430448AAC0AFADC0CFA0C14"><p>​​Local arts and culture organizations can now apply for Metro Vancouver’s 2022 regional cultural grants.<br></p></div>2022-04-06T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
New Lawn Watering Regulations in Effect May 1http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/718/New Lawn Watering Regulations in Effect May 1718New Lawn Watering Regulations in Effect May 1GP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassB19FCD1429994830AC28B4E609D246A6"><p>​Metro Vancouver is introducing enhanced <a href="/lawns">seasonal lawn watering regulations</a> for homes and businesses in order to better conserve the region's drinking water during the hot, dry summer months.<br></p></div>2022-04-04T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Metro Vancouver Releases Clean Air Plan, Marks 50 Years of Air Quality Servicehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/717/Metro Vancouver Releases Clean Air Plan, Marks 50 Years of Air Quality Service717Metro Vancouver Releases Clean Air Plan, Marks 50 Years of Air Quality ServiceGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass8DF9D6F64E264887B4D7209C63C7002E"><p>​Coinciding with 50 years of safeguarding the region's air quality, Metro Vancouver is releasing the <a href="/services/air-quality/AirQualityPublications/Clean-Air-Plan-2021.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Clean Air Plan</em></span></a> — the regional district's latest ambitious air quality management plan.  </p></div>2022-03-23T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
New Westminster, Metro Vancouver Collaborate on Sapperton District Energy Systemhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/716/New Westminster, Metro Vancouver Collaborate on Sapperton District Energy System716New Westminster, Metro Vancouver Collaborate on Sapperton District Energy SystemGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassB6D136DAB12F4200939FDFF3FCEFC156"><p>Plans for the Sapperton District Energy System are heating up thanks to a new green collaboration between the City of New Westminster and Metro Vancouver Regional District.  </p></div>2022-03-17T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Metro Vancouver Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reportinghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/finance/715/Metro Vancouver Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting715Metro Vancouver Receives Award for Excellence in Financial ReportingGP0|#2198c5e1-8c23-49a4-b371-4fb167869602;L0|#02198c5e1-8c23-49a4-b371-4fb167869602|Finance;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1523A8C7B6004312A1D3918B0856F1FA"><p>​Metro Vancouver has received the prestigious Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, recognizing the strength of its 2020 annual financial report.<br></p></div>2022-03-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
New United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre Opening Soonhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/714/New United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre Opening Soon714New United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre Opening SoonGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass8E699C2F149448A3B7441C90BCF4EE7A"><p>​Metro Vancouver's new United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre will open on March 14. Located at 995 United Boulevard in Coquitlam, this one-stop drop-off facility will make recycling and waste management more convenient for the region's residents.  <br></p></div>2022-03-07T08:00:00Zstring;#2022
Metro Vancouver Welcomes B.C. Budget that Strengthens Resiliency and Invests in a Greener Futurehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/713/Metro Vancouver Welcomes B.C. Budget that Strengthens Resiliency and Invests in a Greener Future713Metro Vancouver Welcomes B.C. Budget that Strengthens Resiliency and Invests in a Greener FutureGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassEE1A30BF1AD046CA9FE6BFACD29ECF99"><p>​Metro Vancouver commends the B.C. Government for its <a href="/media-room/media-releases/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emetrovancouver%2Eorg%2Fmedia%2Droom%2Fmedia%2Dreleases%2FLists%2FHTMLMediaReleases%2FNewForm%2Easpx%3FSource%3Dhttp%253a%2F%2Fwww%2Emetrovancouver%2Eorg%2Fmedia%2Droom%2Fmedia%2Dreleases%2FLists%2FHTMLMediaReleases%2FAllItems%2Easpx%26RootFolder%3D">2022 budget</a>, which emphasizes resilience and climate action while creating substantial opportunities for economic recovery and prosperity in the wake of hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters.<br></p></div>2022-02-22T08:00:00Zstring;#2022
B.C. Economic Plan Will Support Inclusive, Clean Growth in Metro Vancouver and Beyondhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/712/B.C. Economic Plan Will Support Inclusive, Clean Growth in Metro Vancouver and Beyond712B.C. Economic Plan Will Support Inclusive, Clean Growth in Metro Vancouver and BeyondGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass31CF2B9DB20A496DB0AC1B56EF437CB6"><p>​Metro Vancouver commends the B.C. Government on formulating an economic plan that envisions growing the provincial economy in a way that is inclusive and sustainable, which will help make our region a better place to live.<br></p></div>2022-02-17T08:00:00Zstring;#2022
Metro Vancouver Adds 20 Hectares of Forest to Kanaka Creek Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/711/Metro Vancouver Adds 20 Hectares of Forest to Kanaka Creek Regional Park711Metro Vancouver Adds 20 Hectares of Forest to Kanaka Creek Regional ParkGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass476E9FB27CB54FD28512625D77683A1B"><p>​Metro Vancouver has added 20 hectares (50 acres) of forested land to the north side of <a href="/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/kanaka-creek-regional-park">Kanaka Creek Regional Park</a> in Maple Ridge. The land purchase protects a large block of scenic and ecologically sensitive land with a healthy and mature ecosystem that has been relatively undisturbed for nearly a century. <br></p></div>2022-02-03T08:00:00Zstring;#2022
Food Scraps Recycling Helps the Environment, Creates Valuable Resourceshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/709/Food Scraps Recycling Helps the Environment, Creates Valuable Resources709Food Scraps Recycling Helps the Environment, Creates Valuable ResourcesGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF2FEF6C8D64B49E7920F199E5A201333"><p>​Putting food scraps like banana peels and eggshells in the green bin is an easy way for Metro Vancouver residents to do their part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help mitigate climate change.<br></p></div>2022-01-10T08:00:00Zstring;#2022
Invest Vancouver Hires Vice President, Data, Research and Policyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/710/Invest Vancouver Hires Vice President, Data, Research and Policy710Invest Vancouver Hires Vice President, Data, Research and PolicyGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass10876384F69D430193A708EAD89FF70F"><p>​Invest Vancouver, the economic development leadership service for the Metro Vancouver region, is pleased to welcome Lejla Uzicanin in the role of Vice President, Data, Research and Policy.<br></p></div>2022-01-10T08:00:00Zstring;#2022

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