Welcome to Metro Vancouver UpdateWelcome to Metro Vancouver Update2015-06-25T07:00:00ZGP0|#75fdcc10-e11d-42e1-a77f-bfdf4cb451db;L0|#075fdcc10-e11d-42e1-a77f-bfdf4cb451db|Issue 10;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass2BEB9A045395428EBB7EC5899F892907"><p>Welcome to the Metro Vancouver Update, bringing you news and information from around the region. This month we highlight the region-wide sprinkling regulations, which are in place from now to the end of September. We're celebrating good early results on the region's food scraps and wood recycling initiatives, and getting ready for Canada Parks Day, Saturday July 18. Visit a Regional Park. Register for a watershed tour. Attend a farmers market. Come out and discover what makes our region livable.</p><p><span lang="EN-US">Metro Vancouver is a partnership of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans and delivers services throughout the region. Our core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment, and solid waste management – garbage and recycling. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system, and provides affordable housing. Metro Vancouver is governed by a Board of Directors of elected officials from each local authority.</span></p></div>0