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Plenty of Ways to Prevent Clothing Waste in Metro Vancouver Amid Pandemichttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/649/Plenty of Ways to Prevent Clothing Waste in Metro Vancouver Amid Pandemic649Plenty of Ways to Prevent Clothing Waste in Metro Vancouver Amid PandemicGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass6015A58CCE3349F8887C19D23FB62067"><p>​The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Metro Vancouver residents buy and dispose of clothing, but there are still many ways people can keep textile materials out of the trash. From smart shopping and mending, to creative repurposing and donation, a campaign encouraging people to "think thrice" about their clothes is ready with tips and ideas.</p></div>2021-02-23T08:00:00Zstring;#2021
Regional Parks Continue Record Visitation Streak Despite Winter Weatherhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/648/Regional Parks Continue Record Visitation Streak Despite Winter Weather648Regional Parks Continue Record Visitation Streak Despite Winter WeatherGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass36D50603FF864E22AD67BCDB16675811"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA" style="line-height:107%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><font color="#000000">Even in the winter, Metro Vancouver’s Regional Parks continue to set new visitor records. In January 2021, Regional Parks recorded over 1.2 million visits – more than double the 550,000 visits in January 2020</font></span>.</p></div>2021-02-17T08:00:00Zstring;#2021
Metro Vancouver Appoints President of Regional Economic Prosperity Service to Drive Industrial Growth, Equitable Opportunity, and Greater Economic Inclusionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/647/Metro Vancouver Appoints President of Regional Economic Prosperity Service to Drive Industrial Growth, Equitable Opportunity, and Greater Economic Inclusion647Metro Vancouver Appoints President of Regional Economic Prosperity Service to Drive Industrial Growth, Equitable Opportunity, and Greater Economic InclusionGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0B78D1C9B2DB46E3B75EDA333483DEEA"><p>​Today, Metro Vancouver announced the appointment of David Flaks as president of the Regional Economic Prosperity Service (REPS), a new service that Metro Vancouver will provide to advance more broadly shared economic prosperity, livability, and sustainability for the region’s 2.7 million residents.<br><br></p></div>2021-01-15T08:00:00Zstring;#2021
2021 Standing Committees and Appointments Announced for Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/646/2021 Standing Committees and Appointments Announced for Metro Vancouver6462021 Standing Committees and Appointments Announced for Metro VancouverGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass02835C946C9E43E1BAD4D12ECA68601B"><p>The 2021 Metro Vancouver Board has 14 standing committees and two task forces which represent the 21 member municipalities, one electoral area, and one treaty First Nation that comprise Metro Vancouver.</p><br></div>2020-12-24T08:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Elected Officials Reflect on Opportunities Ahead in New Web Serieshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/645/Metro Vancouver Elected Officials Reflect on Opportunities Ahead in New Web Series645Metro Vancouver Elected Officials Reflect on Opportunities Ahead in New Web SeriesGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassC9BD24A5231D4A308DAFAE148A4E6091"><p>Metro Vancouver residents are invited to <a href="/chatwiththechair" target="_blank">sit down remotely</a> with host Jaeny Baik for <em>Chat with the Chair,</em> a new web series featuring intimate discussions with the chairs of Metro Vancouver's board and committees to hear their authentic, first-hand insights, inspirations, and aspirations for the region. <br></p></div>2020-12-08T08:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver's Board Chair and Vice Chair Acclaimed for Third Termhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/644/Metro Vancouver's Board Chair and Vice Chair Acclaimed for Third Term644Metro Vancouver's Board Chair and Vice Chair Acclaimed for Third TermGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass8E6CAC3A29974B3E8EA845BBB7AA365F"><p>​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 third consecutive term.<br></p></div>2020-11-27T08:00:00Zstring;#2020
Bubbling Over with Bubble Wrap? Waste-Conscious Shoppers Get Creative to Create Memories, Not Garbagehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/643/Bubbling Over with Bubble Wrap? Waste-Conscious Shoppers Get Creative to Create Memories, Not Garbage643Bubbling Over with Bubble Wrap? Waste-Conscious Shoppers Get Creative 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="ExternalClass6EAD676583834B5288A52DBB0B6F618D"><p>​The ongoing surge in online shopping-related shipping and packaging materials means creating a holiday with less waste will be about more than just creating lasting memories, and Metro Vancouver is helping waste-conscious gift-givers make thoughtful decisions about shipping material, packaging, gifts, decorations, wrapping and more.<br></p></div>2020-11-25T08:00:00Zstring;#2020
Majority of Residents Support Infrastructure Investment for Post-Pandemic Recoveryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/642/Majority of Residents Support Infrastructure Investment for Post-Pandemic Recovery642Majority of Residents Support Infrastructure Investment for Post-Pandemic RecoveryGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass6E1CB96916C248A18AE0EBE7BB234B79"><p>​The vast majority of Metro Vancouver residents want all orders of government to jointly invest in the region's critical infrastructure to help the economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent public opinion research.<br></p></div>2020-11-18T08:00:00Zstring;#2020
Record Visitation Validates Regional Parks Land Acquisition Strategyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/641/Record Visitation Validates Regional Parks Land Acquisition Strategy641Record Visitation Validates Regional Parks Land Acquisition StrategyGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF9E39285B9614EE5B84583514D5F764A"><p>​Record visitation to Regional Parks in 2020 underscores the importance of Metro Vancouver's efforts to significantly expand the regional park system to protect sensitive ecosystems and meet unprecedented demand for people to connect with nature close to home.<br></p></div>2020-11-09T08:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Awards 2020 Regional Culture Project Grantshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/640/Metro Vancouver Awards 2020 Regional Culture Project Grants640Metro Vancouver Awards 2020 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="ExternalClass402D0ECEB59740579099D8E6ED8033D3"><p>​Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce the award of $140,000 in Regional Culture Project Grants this year to 29 arts and culture organizations.<br></p></div>2020-10-19T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Identifies Key Regional Issues Ahead of 2020 BC Electionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/639/Metro Vancouver Identifies Key Regional Issues Ahead of 2020 BC Election639Metro Vancouver Identifies Key Regional Issues Ahead of 2020 BC ElectionGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1741C623B8AD495687AB4186BF9B126C"><p>​Metro Vancouver residents are invited to learn how key regional challenges will be addressed by provincial parties through the Local Government Matters 2020 platform, a non-partisan election initiative to elicit solutions to challenges facing local governments and residents ahead of the 2020 BC election.<br></p></div>2020-10-13T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Cleveland Dam Operational Update In Anticipation of Heavy Rainfallhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/638/Cleveland Dam Operational Update In Anticipation of Heavy Rainfall638Cleveland Dam Operational Update In Anticipation of Heavy RainfallGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1D3786ADE4364B5B8A3FA49801F3252F"><div><p>In preparation for this weekend's expected heavy rainfall, Metro Vancouver has been slowly lowering Capilano Lake to below the elevation of the Cleveland Dam spillway gate over the past few days. This morning, staff fully lowered the spillway gate and have now taken it out of service.<br></p></div></div>2020-10-09T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Metro Vancouver Releases Preliminary Review Findings of Cleveland Dam Event of October 1, 2020http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/637/Metro Vancouver Releases Preliminary Review Findings of Cleveland Dam Event of October 1, 2020637Metro Vancouver Releases Preliminary Review Findings of Cleveland Dam Event of October 1, 2020GP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0659289613CB4FC8B0D04DF46AF2F607"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Metro Vancouver today releases the following preliminary findings of the circumstances surrounding the uncontrolled release of a large volume of water into the Capilano River on the afternoon of October 1, 2020.</span><br></p></div>2020-10-08T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Cancellation of Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/636/Cancellation of Air Quality Advisory636Cancellation 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="ExternalClass40EFF1D810974092B2CE9F4C3E1EC661"><p>​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 September 8, 2020. Air quality has improved due to cleaner marine air flowing into the region.<br></p></div>2020-09-19T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/634/Air Quality Advisory634Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass9C5D313252DB42028ED2C430507E3D25"><p>Metro Vancouver is continuing the <strong>fine particulate matter </strong>advisory that has been in effect since September 8 for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District due to wildfire smoke from outside the region. Wildfire smoke from fires in Washington, Oregon and California continues to persist in the region.</p></div>2020-09-18T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/633/Air Quality Advisory633Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass242A30C26A0B4C229C6BF3A80C6165E4"><p>Metro Vancouver is continuing the <strong>fine particulate matter</strong> advisory that has been in effect since September 8 for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District due to wildfire smoke from outside the region. Wildfire smoke from fires in Washington, Oregon and California continues to persist in the region.</p></div>2020-09-17T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/631/Air Quality Advisory631Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass89042AEE9AB54BB9BD7F0532C6E93AA5"><p>Metro Vancouver is continuing the <strong>fine particulate matter</strong> advisory that has been in effect since September 8 for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District due to wildfire smoke from outside the region. Wildfire smoke from fires in Washington and Oregon continues to persist in the region.</p></div>2020-09-16T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/630/Air Quality Advisory630Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF187136E6F4C41738A2D0FDD3602225E"><p>Metro Vancouver is continuing the fine particulate matter advisory that has been in effect since September 8 for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District due to wildfire smoke from outside the region. Wildfire smoke from fires in Washington and Oregon continues to persist in the region.</p></div>2020-09-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
COVID-19 Driving Some Canadians to Waste Less Food - Surveyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/632/COVID-19 Driving Some Canadians to Waste Less Food - Survey632COVID-19 Driving Some Canadians to Waste Less Food - SurveyGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassEE98625C8F4D461E8DED34DC97EFD9B2"><p>A new nation-wide survey shows that some Canadians are wasting less food while COVID-19 public health measures have been in place. Love Food Hate Waste Canada, delivered by the National Zero Waste Council in conjunction with its campaign partners, worked with the Mustel Group to understand how food purchasing, storage, consumption and waste behaviours have changed since the introduction of quarantine and physical distancing measures.</p></div>2020-09-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2020
Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/629/Air Quality Advisory629Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass8CA87EE4DD804F30AB024D84EE7ABBD8"><p>Metro Vancouver is continuing the fine particulate matter advisory that has been in effect since September 8 for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District due to wildfire smoke from outside the region. </p></div>2020-09-14T07:00:00Zstring;#2020

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