Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-21/289/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClassCE4F1E7F664741E3A9E0E9C0A79B782E"><p>This edition features Metro Vancouver's air quality monitoring program at work in Moodyville, North Vancouver, highlights from the 2016 Caring for the Air report, and the on-site inspection program that keeps recyclables out of the landfill. It also has updates on your water infrastructure, progress on the Annacis Island Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrade, and a new sustainability centre in Kananka Creek Regional Park. </p><p>When discussing real estate, how often do you think about the role of industrial land in our region? Trades, business services, employment are all part of the discussion in Metro Vancouver’s 2015 Industrial Lands Inventory. </p> <p>Metro Vancouver and local governments launched the region-wide sprinkling regulations May 15. Make sure you are familiar with your sprinkling dates. We also launched our Grow Green website, full of plant recommendations and garden designs that will help you to be waterwise this summer. </p></div>Read more...Welcome0 0

 

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Metro Vancouver 2015 Industrial Lands Inventory http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-21/291/Metro Vancouver 2015 Industrial Lands InventoryMetro Vancouver 2015 Industrial Lands Inventory <div class="ExternalClassF19239E4FECF487B8E8D0E34DC3A3764"><p>​Efficient use of the supply of industrial lands in Metro Vancouver is important for both local-servicing businesses and trade-related activities. This Industrial Lands Inventory provides a complete picture of the industrial lands right across the region. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue21-industriallands.jpgRead more...industriallandsFull
Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Updatehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-21/292/Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant UpdateAnnacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Update<div class="ExternalClassC056A979DAC841F986604560B6958DF0"><p>​This facility treats about 175 billion litres of wastewater from over 1.2 million people each year. Construction is getting underway for a major expansion, expected to be complete in 2022. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue21-annacis.jpgRead more...annacisFull
Air Quality Monitoring in North Vancouver – Moodyville http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-21/293/Air Quality Monitoring in North Vancouver – MoodyvilleAir Quality Monitoring in North Vancouver – Moodyville <div class="ExternalClass54DB1741152B448EB217C73C191444CF"><p>​Read about the outcomes of an air quality monitoring study recently completed in the Moodyville neighbourhood of North Vancouver at the request of the Low Level Road and Port Area Community Liaison Committee. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue16-mamu.jpgRead more...airqualityFull
Construction of Angus Drive Main Complete http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-21/294/Construction of Angus Drive Main CompleteConstruction of Angus Drive Main Complete <div class="ExternalClass575B862FDE17470297EF91BD7005D4B3"><p>​A new watermain is now installed along 4 kilometres of Angus Drive in Vancouver from 33<sup>rd</sup> to 75<sup>th</sup>, and will be in service by the end of May, to carry quality drinking water to Vancouver, Richmond and Delta. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue21-angus.jpgRead more...angusFull
Keeping recyclables out of the garbage http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-21/295/Keeping recyclables out of the garbageKeeping recyclables out of the garbage <div class="ExternalClassEB4F6AE867FD4DA1AB8F09631D4F4F51"><p>​Inspectors are on site at the region's transfer stations to ensure common recyclable materials are not sent through the waste stream. TV's, vacuums, mattresses and clean wood are just some of the items that can be recycled, and do not belong in the landfill. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue21-recycable.jpgRead more...recyclablesFull
Barnston/Maple Ridge Water Pump Station Achieves Substantial Completion http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-21/296/Barnston/Maple Ridge Water Pump Station Achieves Substantial CompletionBarnston/Maple Ridge Water Pump Station Achieves Substantial Completion <div class="ExternalClassA5D9A34B952F4F29AC11A5021EFBB9BB"><p>​This brand new pump station will carry drinking water east from near Golden Ears Way and Lougheed Highway, to Maple Ridge, Surrey, the Township of Langley and City of Langley. It's one of the largest pump stations in British Columbia. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue21-barnstonmapleridge.jpgRead more...barnstonFull
Caring for the Air in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-21/297/Caring for the Air in Metro VancouverCaring for the Air in Metro Vancouver<div class="ExternalClass2639F3213E95493BB4287DAA60CDED28"><p>​This is a popular, easy-to-read annual report covering a wealth of information about the air we breathe, and the Air Quality programs in place to protect your health and the environment. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue21-caringfortheair.jpgRead more...caringfortheairFull
NEW Grow Green: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Lawns and Gardenshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-21/298/NEW Grow Green: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Lawns and GardensNEW Grow Green: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Lawns and Gardens<div class="ExternalClass3E1C9C00BA2D4D74AB80A83D2017FE6C"><p>​Need some help in the garden or on your patio? The brand new Grow Green site has great designs and plant lists that are pollinator friendly, waterwise, suited to our climate, and available in local nurseries. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue21-growgreen.jpgRead more...growgreenFull
Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre underway http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-21/299/Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre underwayKanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre underway <div class="ExternalClassCC59DA3050E0429199DCC813AD57AC39"><p>​The Centre will provide a learning environment, with indoor and outdoor space to continue fish production and expand stewardship activities for Kanaka Creek Regional Park. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue21-kanakacreek.jpgRead more...kanakaFull
Lawn Sprinkling Regulations May to October 2016 http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-21/300/Lawn Sprinkling Regulations May to October 2016Lawn Sprinkling Regulations May to October 2016 <div class="ExternalClass784D1E13864E46BF8DCE5640C20322AD"><p>​The lawn sprinkling regulations came into effect May 15. Make sure you are aware of your permitted sprinkling days. Lawn Sprinkling regulations are incredibly effective at lowering our demand for drinking water during hot and dry summer months. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue20-be-waterwise.jpgRead more...lawnFull

 

 

Check it Outhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-21/301/Check it OutCheck it Out<div class="ExternalClassE76EF61D80704E5BA0BC8E88FEDB1A7E"><p>​The <a href="/events/check-it-out/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Spring 2016 event guide</a> has great programs and events for you and your family to experience nature. From wildflowers to wetlands, find a new way to connect with your Regional Parks. There’s an <a href="/events/check-it-out/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">option to subscribe</a> to receive the online version of the Check It Out Guide.</p></div>Read more...cioSummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Television Showshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-21/302/Metro Vancouver Television ShowsMetro Vancouver Television Shows<div class="ExternalClassC8213215CE0243FEB578E0B1D22E29EE"><p> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/TSRLogo.jpg" alt="" style="width:150px;padding-right:20px;float:left;" /> <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/the-sustainable-region" target="_blank"> <strong>The Sustainable Region TV</strong></a> series examines how Metro Vancouver manages growth, protects the environment, and delivers vital services to residents of our region.</p><p> <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/the-sustainable-region/219891896" target="_blank"> <strong>Emergency Preparedness</strong></a>: Being prepared for an emergency means having the right equipment and a good plan. In this episode we show you how to be prepared at home and how Metro Vancouver protects our water infrastructure and parks from natural disasters.</p><p> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/metrocloseup-logo.jpg" alt="" style="width:150px;padding-right:20px;float:left;" /> <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up" target="_blank"> <strong>Metro Vancouver Close-Up</strong></a> shows how municipalities and community groups are promoting sustainability and shared regional goals. New videos are posted each month.</p> <br style="clear:both;"> <p> <strong><a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up/217906733" target="_blank">Bowen Island's Knick Knack Nook</a></strong>: See how, with each knick knack sold, an amazingly successful Re-Use It store on Bowen Island is giving back to the community while diverting waste from the landfill, and how their longtime goal for their own composting facility is making headway.</p><p> <strong><a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up/217906339" target="_blank">New Streetlights in Surrey</a></strong>: Surrey is one of the first cities in Canada to embark on a full conversion of street lighting to LED. Once completed, the LED lights will result in about $1 million in annual savings from reduced power consumption and maintenance costs.</p><p> <strong><a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up/217906574" target="_blank">Mayors + Smart Cities</a></strong>: Coquitlam and Surrey mayors were among others from Europe and Asia at a GLOBE Conference session that brought forward insight, lessons learned and partnership opportunities around Smart Cities technology.</p></div>Read more...tsrSummaryBottom