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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
Tis' the Season to Create Memories, not Garbage in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/453/Tis' the Season to Create Memories, not Garbage in Metro Vancouver453Tis' the Season to Create Memories, not Garbage in Metro VancouverGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass4D1DF91D0CBD4E459F1BBA00C4A39A98"><p>Starting a new hobby with a loved one, re-gifting a favourite novel or board game, giving gifts that last or taking a hungry student grocery shopping are just a few of the ideas being offered as part of Metro Vancouver’s Create Memories, Not Garbage holiday campaign that runs until January 1.</p></div>2016-11-14T08:00:00Z
Metro Vancouver Adds Lands to Pitt River Regional Greenwayhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/452/Metro Vancouver Adds Lands to Pitt River Regional Greenway452Metro Vancouver Adds Lands to Pitt River Regional GreenwayGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass98092A56E5234B468CC237B648DE02C0"><p>​The Pitt River Regional Greenway continues to grow with the recent acquisition of nine riverfront land parcels.</p></div>2016-11-08T08:00:00Z
National Food Waste Reduction Strategy Unveiled in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/451/National Food Waste Reduction Strategy Unveiled in Metro Vancouver451National Food Waste Reduction Strategy Unveiled in Metro VancouverGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassBA3131404FD7460BABF4A6569CA8ED25">The National Zero Waste Council today announced a National Food Waste Reduction Strategy to combat climate change, reduce municipal disposal costs and improve community resiliency.</div>2016-11-03T07:00:00Z
We Love Water Regional Water Conservation Campaign Shifts Indoorshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/450/We Love Water Regional Water Conservation Campaign Shifts Indoors450We Love Water Regional Water Conservation Campaign Shifts IndoorsGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass344CF32D26904BD999699DC822096DB7">With the coming of autumn and the lifting of lawn sprinkling regulations, Metro Vancouver’s WE LOVE WATER campaign shifts its focus to reducing indoor water use. It’s easy to underestimate how much water is wasted when taking long showers, leaving taps running or running half full loads of laundry and dishes instead of full loads.</div>2016-10-31T07:00:00Z
Grouse Grind Closed Due to Severe Weather Conditionshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/water/449/Grouse Grind Closed Due to Severe Weather Conditions449Grouse Grind Closed Due to Severe Weather ConditionsGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF5D0F8E5ED31469E81B754B97DF27F4C"><p>Metro Vancouver’s Grouse Grind trail is closed to the public effective October 13, 2016. The closure has been implemented in response to safety concerns arising from anticipated rainfall accumulations and strong winds from incoming storms. </p></div>2016-10-12T07:00:00Z
Wipe it, Green Bin it Campaign Pilot Launches in Richmondhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/448/Wipe it, Green Bin it Campaign Pilot Launches in Richmond448Wipe it, Green Bin it Campaign Pilot Launches in RichmondGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassFD3249C271964CD3B68271362FF40B79"><p>​Grease – it’s the slippery mainstay of every kitchen and the bane of every sewer system. Metro Vancouver is teaming up with the City of Richmond to educate residents and businesses about how to properly dispose of their kitchen oils and grease.</p></div>2016-10-03T07:00:00Z
Join the Metro Vancouver Smart Drive Challenge Study to Save Fuel and Moneyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/447/Join the Metro Vancouver Smart Drive Challenge Study to Save Fuel and Money447Join the Metro Vancouver Smart Drive Challenge Study to Save Fuel and MoneyGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass45F354E3468E435EA762245B24616E69"><p>​Metro Vancouver is recruiting 200 drivers for a seven-week driving study to reduce fuel consumption, save money and cut air emissions.</p></div>2016-08-16T07:00:00Z
Metro Vancouver Leverages Legacy Gift for Regional Park Improvements - Pacific Parklands Foundation Awards Five Grants to Volunteer Park Associationshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/parks/446/Metro Vancouver Leverages Legacy Gift for Regional Park Improvements - Pacific Parklands Foundation Awards Five Grants to Volunteer Park Associations446Metro Vancouver Leverages Legacy Gift for Regional Park Improvements - Pacific Parklands Foundation Awards Five Grants to Volunteer Park AssociationsGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassB128C7021DED4EFDA677D1796B0475F9"><p>​Metro Vancouver launches the George Ross Legacy Stewardship Program, a funding program created to support hands‐on citizen stewardship projects by park partners in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks.</p></div>2016-07-20T07:00:00Z
Metro Vancouver Releases Impact Assessment of George Massey Tunnel Replacement Projecthttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/regional-planning/445/Metro Vancouver Releases Impact Assessment of George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project445Metro Vancouver Releases Impact Assessment of George Massey Tunnel Replacement ProjectGP0|#334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce;L0|#0334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce|Regional Planning;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassDC11806DB0CB442EBD9768606B2D2F7F"><p>​The Metro Vancouver Board seeks to work with the Province, TransLink and other stakeholders to find mutually acceptable solutions to reduce congestion on the Highway 99 corridor in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner.</p></div>2016-06-29T07:00:00Z

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