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Metro Vancouver Board Elects 2023 Chair and Vice Chairhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/778/Metro Vancouver Board Elects 2023 Chair and Vice Chair778Metro Vancouver Board Elects 2023 Chair and Vice ChairGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass8A08D42F39DB4A999AF196972D7228B8"><p>​Metro Vancouver's Board of Directors has elected George Harvie, mayor of the City of Delta, as its new chair for 2023, with John McEwen, mayor of the Village of Anmore, elected as vice chair. <br></p></div>2022-11-25T08:00:00Zstring;#2022
Mural by Katzie First Nation Artist Adorns New Metro Vancouver Storage Tankhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/777/Mural by Katzie First Nation Artist Adorns New Metro Vancouver Storage Tank777Mural by Katzie First Nation Artist Adorns New Metro Vancouver Storage TankGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassB55446D8C27B4938B27520F55C6ACCE8"><p>​Metro Vancouver has installed two large murals by Katzie First Nation artist Rain Pierre on a new storage tank near Golden Ears Way and 113B Avenue, visible for the enjoyment of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists traveling over the Golden Ears Bridge.<br></p></div>2022-11-16T08:00:00Zstring;#2022
Minnekhada Regional Park to Partially Reopen Following Wildfirehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/776/Minnekhada Regional Park to Partially Reopen Following Wildfire776Minnekhada Regional Park to Partially Reopen Following WildfireGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassBFE0A4944EBB4FC992C09FF4F01264D6"><p>​<span style="color:#323232;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:10.5pt;">On October 28, Minnekhada Regional Park will partially reopen, now that the wildfire that was sparked at the beginning of this month has been fully extinguished and is considered ‘out.’</span></p></div>2022-10-27T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Air Quality Advisory Cancellationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/775/Air Quality Advisory Cancellation775Air Quality Advisory CancellationGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0765B71C13084AD791BE4B08DD22B3DE">Metro Vancouver Regional District has ended the fine particulate matter Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that has been in effect since October 13 in the Fraser Valley and October 14 in Metro Vancouver.<br> </div>2022-10-21T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/774/Continued Air Quality Advisory774Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassAE293EDF177C490F843AC1380CACCC5B"><p>​<span style="color:#323232;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:10pt;">Metro Vancouver Regional District is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that was issued October 14 because of high concentrations of <span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">fine particulate matter</span>, primarily due to smoke from wildfires burning in BC and Washington.</span></p></div>2022-10-20T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/773/Continued Air Quality Advisory773Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass7F902B3A32BD4A8BB1F26C593BD60AC1">Metro Vancouver Regional District is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that was issued October 14 because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, primarily due to smoke from wildfires burning in BC and Washington. <br> </div>2022-10-19T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/772/Continued Air Quality Advisory772Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass3623BA3FDA364AA9A7BE2A60B6A0B6CB"><p>Metro Vancouver Regional District is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that was issued October 14 because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, primarily due to smoke from wildfires burning in BC and Washington.</p></div>2022-10-18T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Jen McCutcheon Re-Elected Director for Metro Vancouver’s Electoral Area Ahttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/electoral-area/770/Jen McCutcheon Re-Elected Director for Metro Vancouver’s Electoral Area A770Jen McCutcheon Re-Elected Director for Metro Vancouver’s Electoral Area AGP0|#3cfe63ea-75c4-411d-a8ed-88a8c286ecf4;L0|#03cfe63ea-75c4-411d-a8ed-88a8c286ecf4|Electoral Area;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassEB6B7582A14A4F2CBC32CAC7200F808A"><p>​Metro Vancouver's Chief Election Officer has declared that Jen McCutcheon has been elected to the office of Director of Metro Vancouver Regional District's Electoral Area A.<br></p></div>2022-10-17T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/771/Continued Air Quality Advisory771Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassAF43DC55B72E497FBF9C0CF85D2764AD"><p>Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that was issued October 14 because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, primarily due to smoke from wildfires burning in BC and Washington.<br></p></div><p><br></p>2022-10-17T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/769/Continued Air Quality Advisory769Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassECD1E300D368435BAE618FD9A259D9D1"><p>​<span style="color:#323232;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:10pt;">Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that was issued October 14 because of high concentrations of<span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;"> fine particulate matter</span>, primarily due to smoke from wildfires burning in BC and Washington.</span></p></div>2022-10-16T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/768/Continued Air Quality Advisory768Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass003DAEACB07A45BE82EAE5F36A5BF441"><p>Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that was issued October 14 because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, primarily due to smoke from wildfires burning in BC and Washington.</p></div>2022-10-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/767/Continued Air Quality Advisory767Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass9E86F719F4CD4518802982B1E05AA451">Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory that was issued on October 13 for the Eastern Fraser Valley and is expanding the Air Quality Advisory to the Central Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter. <br> </div>2022-10-14T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/765/Air Quality Advisory765Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass9FC943BD90EF489181B252E2321E3424"><p>​<span style="color:#323232;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:10pt;">Metro Vancouver is now issuing an Air Quality Advisory for the Eastern Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of<span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;"> fine particulate matter</span>, primarily due to smoke from wildfires burning southeast of Chilliwack (near Chilliwack Lake), near Hope, near Harrison Lake, and in Washington. Smoke from the wildfires is impacting multiple communities, including Chilliwack, Agassiz, and Hope.</span></p></div>2022-10-13T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Water Conservation is Paramount During Droughthttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/766/Water Conservation is Paramount During Drought766Water Conservation is Paramount During DroughtGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass145DCD4EDA234560AB21508267FE5170"><p>​As we continue to navigate this prolonged stretch of dry weather — and with little relief in the long-term weather forecast — Metro Vancouver is encouraging residents and businesses to use less treated drinking water so that we can continue to meet the region's needs.<br></p></div>2022-10-13T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
High to Extreme Fire Risk Throughout Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/763/High to Extreme Fire Risk Throughout Metro Vancouver763High to Extreme Fire Risk Throughout Metro VancouverGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass70B535DF4682412EBEFA6536ACDA2DD0"><p>​With another warm and dry long weekend in the forecast, Metro Vancouver reminds all residents and visitors that the region is under a high to extreme fire danger rating. It's exceptionally dry outside for this time of year and all parks and greenspaces are tinder dry.<br></p></div>2022-10-07T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Air Quality Advisory Cancellationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/764/Air Quality Advisory Cancellation764Air Quality Advisory CancellationGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassE86E9C0EDFA44D1C9EA1FE608B77F373"><p>​Metro Vancouver has ended the fine particulate matter Air Quality Advisory for the Eastern Fraser Valley that has been in effect since October 4. Air quality has improved due to a change in weather that has brought cleaner air into the entire region and helped reduce levels of smoke due to wildfires.<br></p></div>2022-10-07T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Attracting Foreign Direct Investment to British Columbia Key to Post-Pandemic Prosperity: New Report from Invest Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/757/Attracting Foreign Direct Investment to British Columbia Key to Post-Pandemic Prosperity: New Report from Invest Vancouver757Attracting Foreign Direct Investment to British Columbia Key to Post-Pandemic Prosperity: New Report from Invest VancouverGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass2B5C5CB35B7F4BF99CA56293A01D03AA"><div><p>​Attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) is vitally important to boost British Columbia’s economy post-pandemic, according to a new report released by <a href="http://subscription.metrovancouver.org/sites/Media/default.aspx?jg=b89b2501-3775-4d67-b1b2-bd28598e955b&eg=74e269fa-5f53-4e86-8bfb-f0b0a91555e9&lg=692b4741-5c75-47c4-b7e9-89c08687354f&ltp=c">Invest Vancouver</a> in conjunction with the UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.<br></p></div></div>2022-10-06T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Stage 1 Lawn Watering Regulations Extended to October 31http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/758/Stage 1 Lawn Watering Regulations Extended to October 31758Stage 1 Lawn Watering Regulations Extended to October 31GP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass7BC41FB280A24C29BD405F21FF4811F8"><p>​Due to unseasonably warm and dry conditions, Metro Vancouver is extending Stage 1 of the <a href="/lawns">seasonal lawn watering regulations</a> from October 15 to October 31 in order to better conserve the region's drinking water.<br></p></div>2022-10-06T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/759/Continued Air Quality Advisory759Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassAC1DEF9BEBB94F21951122231FAB3177"><p>​Metro Vancouver is continuing the Air Quality Advisory for the Eastern Fraser Valley that was initiated on October 4 because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, primarily due to smoke from wildfires burning southeast of Chilliwack (near Chilliwack Lake), near Hope, and in Washington State. Air quality has improved slightly in the Eastern Fraser Valley, but smoke from the wildfires continues to impact some municipalities, including Agassiz, Chilliwack, and Hope.<br></p></div>2022-10-06T07:00:00Zstring;#2022
Minnekhada Regional Park Wildfire Now Under Controlhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/762/Minnekhada Regional Park Wildfire Now Under Control762Minnekhada Regional Park Wildfire Now Under ControlGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass6D1B67E29EA449B4B8D8D28AF9DDEE94"><p>​The wildfire that broke out at Minnekhada Regional Park on Saturday, October 1 is now under control, thanks to the tireless efforts of ground crews and aerial support.<br></p></div>2022-10-06T07:00:00Zstring;#2022

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