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Cancellation of Air Quality Bulletinhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/591/Cancellation of Air Quality Bulletin591Cancellation of Air Quality BulletinGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass95DB772A1EB343AEB3FE4F5922F107C6"><p>Metro Vancouver has ended the fine particulate matter Air Quality Bulletin for Metro Vancouver and the Central Fraser Valley that has been in effect since Friday, November 1st. Air quality has improved due to changes in the weather that have increased dispersion of air contaminants from emissions sources in the region.</p> </div>2019-11-06T08:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Releases 10 Year Housing Plan http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/housing/590/Metro Vancouver Releases 10 Year Housing Plan590Metro Vancouver Releases 10 Year Housing Plan GP0|#0520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960;L0|#00520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960|Housing;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass8C880FA1F5904DDBA66DD0EBEACC9719"><p>​Metro Vancouver Housing today unveiled its 10-Year Housing Plan, which outlines plans to invest approximately $190 million in affordable housing over the next decade with the goal to provide 1,350 new and redeveloped units in the region. </p></div>2019-11-05T08:00:00Zstring;#2019
Air Quality Bulletin - Fine Particulate Matterhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/589/Air Quality Bulletin - Fine Particulate Matter589Air Quality Bulletin - Fine Particulate MatterGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassDBB35B42BF3A435197A5C2E14B49A033"><p>​Metro Vancouver is now issuing an Air Quality Bulletin for Metro Vancouver and the central Fraser Valley due to intermittent high concentrations of fine particulate matter that may occur over the weekend.<br></p></div>2019-11-01T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Undecided This Election? Visit Local Government Matters For Answershttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/588/Undecided This Election? Visit Local Government Matters For Answers588Undecided This Election? Visit Local Government Matters For AnswersGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass6D4EC2BE4AC143E8B76FBF4532929D07">With less than a week left before voting day, Metro Vancouver is encouraging undecided voters to check out LocalGovernmentMatters.ca, where three of Canada’s four biggest parties – the New Democratic Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party – have clarified how they would tackle major issues facing the region should they form government on October 21.</div>2019-10-17T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Wipe It, Green Bin It: Dairy products and salad dressings can clog sewers toohttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/587/Wipe It, Green Bin It: Dairy products and salad dressings can clog sewers too587Wipe It, Green Bin It: Dairy products and salad dressings can clog sewers tooGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass5611633CE748442C81B38B9A457B3BC5"><p>Most Metro Vancouver residents know cooking grease shouldn’t be poured down the drain, but many are unaware that dairy products, salad dressings and margarine can also wreak havoc on the sewer system.</p></div>2019-09-30T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
"Hey! Food Scraps Aren't Garbage" Builds on Green Bin Successhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/586/"Hey! Food Scraps Aren't Garbage" Builds on Green Bin Success586"Hey! Food Scraps Aren't Garbage" Builds on Green Bin SuccessGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass11EB516A93D64FC287438A2C26A0A069"><p> Metro Vancouver is launching an enhanced organics recycling campaign to further build on the region’s waste diversion successes by reminding people, <em>Hey! Food Scraps Aren’t Garbage</em>.</p></div>2019-09-09T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Local Government Matters in the 2019 Federal Election http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/585/Local Government Matters in the 2019 Federal Election585Local Government Matters in the 2019 Federal Election GP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass6788A76E5A2344F7B6F0AB0F54EE240A"><p>Metro Vancouver is calling on Canada’s four largest political parties to publicly clarify their platforms on critical issues facing the region – affordable housing, climate change, environmental protection, and sustainable funding for major infrastructure projects</p> </div>2019-08-21T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Launches New Regional Economic Prosperity Servicehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/584/Metro Vancouver Launches New Regional Economic Prosperity Service584Metro Vancouver Launches New Regional Economic Prosperity ServiceGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass4EE6C024FAF0497EBF4DE759DF96CFE2"><p>Metro Vancouver is establishing a regional economic prosperity service that will focus on regional collaboration to advance shared economic, livability and sustainability goals in Canada’s Pacific Gateway.</p></div>2019-08-01T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Awards 2019 Regional Culture Project Grantshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/583/Metro Vancouver Awards 2019 Regional Culture Project Grants583Metro Vancouver Awards 2019 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="ExternalClass9BD0874A6A9A4809B63BACD7590F9816"><p>​Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce the award of $130,000 in Regional Culture Project Grants this year to 29 arts and culture organizations across the region.</p></div>2019-07-30T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Appoints Jerry Dobrovolny as New Commissioner/CAOhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/582/Metro Vancouver Appoints Jerry Dobrovolny as New Commissioner/CAO582Metro Vancouver Appoints Jerry Dobrovolny as New Commissioner/CAOGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF75A670035C04809A6C3C4C5AA99125A"><p>Following a comprehensive 6-month recruitment process and North American-wide search, Mr. Jerry Dobrovolny was appointed today by the Board of Directors to serve as the Metro Vancouver Regional District’s new Chief Administrative Officer and Commissioner, effective November 2, 2019.</p></div>2019-07-26T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Air Quality Expected To Improve By 2035 Despite More Vehicles on the Roadhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/581/Air Quality Expected To Improve By 2035 Despite More Vehicles on the Road581Air Quality Expected To Improve By 2035 Despite More Vehicles on the RoadGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0C3F53EB06874AB492A7F8EC34BD9D04"><p>​Although Metro Vancouver's air quality was significantly affected by unprecedented levels of wildfire smoke last summer, smog-forming pollutants are anticipated to continue declining over the next 20 years, according to the latest <a href="/services/air-quality/AirQualityPublications/CaringfortheAir2019.pdf" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-CA">Caring for the Air report for 2019</span></a>.</p></div>2019-06-05T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver to Provide Secure Disposal of Abandoned Canadian Waste from the Philippineshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/580/Metro Vancouver to Provide Secure Disposal of Abandoned Canadian Waste from the Philippines580Metro Vancouver to Provide Secure Disposal of Abandoned Canadian Waste from the PhilippinesGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass02849761E27C44989F576A1584E5700C"><p>​Metro Vancouver will securely dispose of approximately 1,500 tonnes of repatriated Canadian waste shipped from the Philippines at its Waste-to-Energy Facility in Burnaby.</p></div>2019-05-24T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Adds More Wetlands To North Alouette Regional Greenwayhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/579/Metro Vancouver Adds More Wetlands To North Alouette Regional Greenway579Metro Vancouver Adds More Wetlands To North Alouette Regional GreenwayGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass56BF2FA69B2F45B494E808E3F6F299E1"><p>​Metro Vancouver has expanded the popular North Alouette Regional Greenway with the addition of 7.69 hectares (19 acres) of land on its east side. </p></div>2019-05-16T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Grouse Grind Trail Opens Tomorrow http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/578/Grouse Grind Trail Opens Tomorrow578Grouse Grind Trail Opens Tomorrow GP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass05FAFD9A925D4EA7818F0EB3187EF701"><p>Metro Vancouver's Grouse Grind Trail officially opens tomorrow, Friday, May 3, at 6:15 a.m. Metro Vancouver has completed seasonal maintenance work on the famous 2.5-kilometre trail in Grouse Mountain Regional Park, including rock scaling, danger tree removal and general repairs.</p></div>2019-05-02T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Launches Annual Lawn Watering Regulationshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/577/Metro Vancouver Launches Annual Lawn Watering Regulations577Metro Vancouver Launches Annual Lawn Watering RegulationsGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1A95F7DB70CD426BAFD440C49E859E21"><p>​Metro Vancouver's lawn watering regulations will come into effect on Wednesday, May 1 and remain in place until October 15, in a concerted effort to conserve treated drinking water during the hot and dry summer months.</p></div>2019-04-29T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
No Dumping - Put Waste In Its Placehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/576/No Dumping - Put Waste In Its Place576No Dumping - Put Waste In Its PlaceGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassBDDA8C6BBE8C4250AE0FA33542E8C950"><p>​Metro Vancouver's <a href="http://www.wasteinitsplace.ca/">Put Waste in Its Place</a> campaign is back for a third year, reminding residents to do the right thing by disposing of their unwanted items responsibly instead of illegally dumping them in alleys, parks and on the curbside.</p></div>2019-04-15T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Don't Be Fooled - Wipes Aren't Flushablehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/575/Don't Be Fooled - Wipes Aren't Flushable575Don't Be Fooled - Wipes Aren't FlushableGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassB42AC9B6184E498CAA784F8DC85E9FE9"><p>Metro Vancouver today launched its third annual Unflushables campaign, which reminds residents not to flush wipes and other items like hair, floss and tampons down their toilets, because they can clog the sewer system and damage pumping equipment. </p></div>2019-04-01T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Cultural Grants - Application Deadline May 15 http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/regional-planning/574/Cultural Grants - Application Deadline May 15574Cultural Grants - Application Deadline May 15 GP0|#334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce;L0|#0334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce|Regional Planning;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF282BFA6158B4E12867368ACE868B41C"><p>​Metro Vancouver is accepting submissions for its regional culture grants. </p></div>2019-03-26T07:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Expands Campbell Valley Regional Park http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/573/Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Expands Campbell Valley Regional Park573Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Expands Campbell Valley Regional Park GP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass64F0F5484D0245E080800022C0B800A3"><p>​Campbell Valley Regional Park in the Township of Langley has expanded by 3.95 hectares (9.8 acres), following Metro Vancouver's purchase of an ecologically-diverse parcel in the park's northwest corner</p></div>2019-02-26T08:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Urges Residents to Think Thrice About Their Clotheshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/572/Metro Vancouver Urges Residents to Think Thrice About Their Clothes572Metro Vancouver Urges Residents to Think Thrice About Their ClothesGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass67C06801BBC242A38B2B1EA711CBEF03"><p>​Metro Vancouver has launched "<a href="http://www.clothesarentgarbage.ca/">Think Thrice About Your Clothes</a>," a new waste reduction campaign aimed at cutting the amount of clothing being thrown out in the region. </p></div>2019-02-25T08:00:00Zstring;#2019

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