WelcomeWelcome2016-01-29T08:00:00ZGP0|#e476df54-c4cb-44e5-8d9e-50737c3824e7;L0|#0e476df54-c4cb-44e5-8d9e-50737c3824e7|Issue 17;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass893FC86D5936443E96C7EB46831E2C74"><p>Metro Vancouver works with our member local governments to provide a coordinated voice on many issues important across the region. Current initiatives include feedback on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, a presentation to the CRTC in support of community television, and Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore’s presentation to the Vancouver Board of Trade on a vision for a livable region. </p><p>This edition introduces new green infrastructure resources, provides an update on our solid waste tipping fees, and invites you to register for a winter watershed tour – on snowshoes. Or if you are dreaming of spring, look ahead to April for the official opening of the new Surrey Bend Regional Park. </p><p>Many people felt the earthquake December 29, 2015. <a href="http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc" target="_blank">Emergency Management BC</a> has great information on preparedness. Also read the new <a href="http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/provincial-emergency-planning/irp.pdf" target="_blank">B.C. Earthquake Immediate Response Plan</a> (2015). Metro Vancouver works continuously to upgrade and design our infrastructure for an earthquake or other emergency situation.</p><p> </p><p> <em>Metro Vancouver is a partnership of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Its core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing.</em> </p></div>0