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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>2017-04-20T07:00:00Z
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>2017-04-18T07:00:00Z
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>2017-04-12T07:00:00Z
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>2017-04-10T07:00:00Z
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>2017-04-10T07:00:00Z
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>2017-04-10T07:00:00Z
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>2017-04-07T07:00:00Z
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>2017-04-06T07:00:00Z
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>2017-04-04T07:00:00Z
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>2017-03-15T07:00:00Z
New Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant to support cleaner waterways in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/463/New Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant to support cleaner waterways in Metro Vancouver463New Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant to support cleaner waterways in Metro VancouverGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass8A256CC35F5449409CDFD653ECA43451"><p>​Burnaby, British Columbia, March 11, 2017 — The governments of Canada and British Columbia are committed to investing in modern and efficient wastewater infrastructure to meet the growing needs of communities, create well-paying middle class jobs, and protect our waterways and fresh and saltwater ecosystems.</p></div>2017-03-11T08:00:00Z
Local Government Matters in this Year's Provincial Electionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/462/Local Government Matters in this Year's Provincial Election462Local Government Matters in this Year's Provincial ElectionGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassEF3E98D9F4E64C739D4A531157E7D657"><p>Metro Vancouver is calling on British Columbia’s four largest political parties to publicly clarify their platforms on critical issues facing the region, including affordable housing, transit and protecting the environment, as well as how they intend to work with the regional government on funding major capital projects.</p></div>2017-03-01T08:00:00Z
Metro Vancouver's Regional Homelessness Task Force Releases Homelessness Action Planhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/461/Metro Vancouver's Regional Homelessness Task Force Releases Homelessness Action Plan461Metro Vancouver's Regional Homelessness Task Force Releases Homelessness Action PlanGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass9A34AD61AC624D6DA05C2B4AF8490D51"><p>Metro Vancouver’s Regional Homelessness Task Force today released its position paper: <a href="/services/regional-planning/homelessness/homelessness-taskforce/plan/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <em>Addressing Homelessness in the Metro Vancouver Region</em></a> with new research findings and recommendations aimed at reversing the unprecedented rise in the number of homeless people living on the streets, in makeshift camps and temporary shelters across the region.</p></div>2017-02-27T08:00:00Z
Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel Now In Servicehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/460/Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel Now In Service460Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel Now In ServiceGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass3A3447D3B19B40DA9B0E65BBAB50D7B7">After almost six years of construction, Metro Vancouver’s $240-million Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel is now delivering clean, safe drinking water to residents south of the Fraser River.</div>2017-02-20T08:00:00Z
Metro Vancouver Receives Provincial Approval for Official Name Changehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/459/Metro Vancouver Receives Provincial Approval for Official Name Change459Metro Vancouver Receives Provincial Approval for Official Name ChangeGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass4E0A4FAEE9CA4851B337EA6E181676F2"><p>​On January 30, 2017 the Lieutenant Governor in Council amended the Letters Patent to rename the Greater Vancouver Regional District, the Metro Vancouver Regional District.</p></div>2017-02-07T08:00:00Z
Metro Vancouver Committees Announced for 2017http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/458/Metro Vancouver Committees Announced for 2017458Metro Vancouver Committees Announced for 2017GP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass9A916CE1E8BC4838B5F7EA05939435F4"><p>​​Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore has announced the committee structure for 2017.</p></div>2016-12-16T08:00:00Z
Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Protects More Natural Area in Kanaka Creek Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/457/Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Protects More Natural Area in Kanaka Creek Regional Park457Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Protects More Natural Area in Kanaka Creek Regional ParkGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1ECA0D36EFD141498A772BFCE1BAD0BE"><p>​Metro Vancouver has added just under five hectares of important and scenic natural areas to Kanaka Creek Regional Park in the City of Maple Ridge in its latest parkland acquisition.</p></div>2016-12-14T08:00:00Z
Metro Vancouver Seeks Changes to Provincial Property Taxes and Home Owner Grant Allocationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/456/Metro Vancouver Seeks Changes to Provincial Property Taxes and Home Owner Grant Allocation456Metro Vancouver Seeks Changes to Provincial Property Taxes and Home Owner Grant AllocationGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass27311EC644F040EF98A6320BE8C64CF2"><p>Metro Vancouver will encourage the provincial parties in the spring of 2017 to make changes to the Home Owner Grant and tax allocation program in order to provide a more fair and equitable system of property taxation in B.C.</p></div>2016-12-07T08:00:00Z
Metro Vancouver Establishes A Regional Homelessness Task Forcehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/housing/455/Metro Vancouver Establishes A Regional Homelessness Task Force455Metro Vancouver Establishes A Regional Homelessness Task ForceGP0|#0520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960;L0|#00520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960|Housing;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass3D13B763153D44C7B31D469CDBD234DB"><p>​Metro Vancouver today announced it will partner with member municipalities to form a Regional Homelessness Task Force, in an attempt to identify viable solutions to stem the growing tide of tent cities and homelessness across the region.</p></div>2016-11-30T08:00:00Z
Vancouver Chair and Vice Chair Acclaimedhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/454/Vancouver Chair and Vice Chair Acclaimed454 Vancouver Chair and Vice Chair AcclaimedGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassE55A3F4EC72F422C84C57F230CB31F8A">Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore and City of Vancouver Councillor Raymond Louie have been acclaimed as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors operating as the Greater Vancouver Regional District, for their sixth term in a row. They have held these positions since 2012.</div>2016-11-25T08:00:00Z

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