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
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
Metro Vancouver's Commissioner/Chief Administrative Officer Retiring this Yearhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/571/Metro Vancouver's Commissioner/Chief Administrative Officer Retiring this Year571Metro Vancouver's Commissioner/Chief Administrative Officer Retiring this YearGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassED576DBF3C0F4A6CA1BC619E149055A8"><p>​Metro Vancouver announces the pending retirement of Carol Mason from the position of Commissioner/Chief Administrative Officer with the Metro Vancouver Regional District, effective on or about July 26, 2019.</p></div>2019-01-25T08:00:00Zstring;#2019
Metro Vancouver Announces Committees for 2019http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/569/Metro Vancouver Announces Committees for 2019569Metro Vancouver Announces Committees for 2019GP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassA7829199927547F095B8680F7F8ABB9C"><p>​Metro Vancouver Board Chair Sav Dhaliwal has announced the committee structure and appointments for 2019 to meet the needs of a growing and diverse region. </p></div>2018-12-20T08:00:00Zstring;#2018
Metro Vancouver Board Elects 2019 Chair and Vice Chairhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/568/Metro Vancouver Board Elects 2019 Chair and Vice Chair568Metro Vancouver Board Elects 2019 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="ExternalClass97AB63F2D0D64568AC89C9BD8452CFA0"><p>​Metro Vancouver's Board of Directors today elected Sav Dhaliwal, Councillor, City of Burnaby, as its new Chair for 2019, with Linda Buchanan, Mayor, City of North Vancouver, elected as Vice Chair. The positions are for a one-year term.</p></div>2018-11-16T08:00:00Zstring;#2018
Abbotsford Officially Withdraws from Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/524/Abbotsford Officially Withdraws from Metro Vancouver524Abbotsford Officially Withdraws from Metro VancouverGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassC6BBE06F3FD546DCA3AED3B0E2974CCB"><p>​The City of Abbotsford will no longer participate as a member of the Metro Vancouver Regional District (MVRD) Board for park purposes after an amending bylaw was recently approved by the Board</p></div>2018-04-30T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Metro Vancouver to Revisit Board Remunerationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/520/Metro Vancouver to Revisit Board Remuneration520Metro Vancouver to Revisit Board RemunerationGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassB3ED3E9445C4468B9E5B8555D81D5FC9"><p>​​Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore today announced his intention to put forth a motion for reconsideration of the recently approved Board Remuneration Bylaw at the upcoming Board meeting on April 27. </p></div>2018-04-03T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Metro Vancouver Receives Canada's 2018 Clean50 and Clean16 Awardshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/510/Metro Vancouver Receives Canada's 2018 Clean50 and Clean16 Awards510Metro Vancouver Receives Canada's 2018 Clean50 and Clean16 AwardsGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass7F86F1CE90D9418DBED53C6D3138623B"><p>Metro Vancouver has received Canada’s 2018 Clean50 and Clean16 awards for demonstrated leadership in sustainability excellence through its development and support of Canada’s National Zero Waste Council.</p></div>2017-09-22T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Metro Vancouver Awards 2017 Cultural Grantshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/501/Metro Vancouver Awards 2017 Cultural Grants501Metro Vancouver Awards 2017 Cultural GrantsGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1BDD857EE14E4CD28FAEF414B3CFB8D9"><p>Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce the award of $110,000 in Regional Project Grants this year to over thirty arts and culture organizations across the region.</p></div>2017-08-17T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
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>2017-04-07T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
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>2017-03-01T08:00:00Zstring;#2017
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>2017-02-27T08:00:00Zstring;#2017
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>2017-02-07T08:00:00Zstring;#2017
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>2016-12-16T08:00:00Zstring;#2016
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>2016-12-07T08:00:00Zstring;#2016
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>2016-11-25T08:00:00Zstring;#2016
Cultural Grants - Application Deadline June 6http://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-releases/board-information/438/Cultural Grants - Application Deadline June 6438Cultural Grants - Application Deadline June 6GP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassC14483E720BD4AE992D2A1F43B26294F"><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, Monday, June 6, 2016.</p></div>2016-04-28T07:00:00Zstring;#2016