Welcome to Metro Vancouver Updatehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/332/Welcome to Metro Vancouver UpdateWelcome to Metro Vancouver Update<div class="ExternalClassDA615F6D647D4F239D46372C3C36CC48"><p>Welcome to the Metro Vancouver Update, bringing you news and information from around the region. This edition features infrastructure updates from Lynn Valley, District of North Vancouver to Gilbert Road in Richmond for a look at how we are continually improving our water distribution and liquid waste collection systems. </p><p>A recent visit by Federal Housing Minister Duclos is highlighted along with a report on what works in rental housing policies, an article on improving demolition materials recycling, and a great new website to take you through the steps to get an electric vehicle charging station in your building. </p><p>There's also an update for those following the Seymour River rock slide, and resulting impact on the Seymour salmon run.  If you want to help out our local salmon, and other local wildlife and natural areas, join in the Regional Parks Eco Blitz in October. </p><p>Finally, the 6th Annual Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference takes plan November 3 in Vancouver - you can find registration information below.</p><p> </p><p><em>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.</em></p></div>Read more...Welcome0 0


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Federal Housing Minister Duclos meets with Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/348/Federal Housing Minister Duclos meets with Metro VancouverFederal Housing Minister Duclos meets with Metro Vancouver<div class="ExternalClass73FCBC38A3EF41C18DD846D99C7D6577"><p>Metro Vancouver's Housing Committee and other regional officials discuss the priorities in our region for purpose-built rental housing directly with the Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue24-FederalHousingMinister.jpgRead more...federalhousingFull
Stewardship grant program for regional parkshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/333/Stewardship grant program for regional parksStewardship grant program for regional parks<div class="ExternalClass30764145A1D4442F99A54D28380458EF"><p>​Metro Vancouver's George Ross Legacy Stewardship Program, administered by the <a href="http://www.pacificparklands.com/" target="_blank">Pacific Parklands Foundation</a>, supports hands‐on citizen stewardship projects in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. <br><br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue24-Stewardship-Grant-Program.jpgRead more...stewardshipFull
2016 Zero Waste Conference November 3http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/334/2016 Zero Waste Conference November 32016 Zero Waste Conference November 3<div class="ExternalClass54A83239D04241B688016908ABE0CBD1"><p>​Registration is open for the 6th annual Zero Waste Conference in Vancouver. Key themes this year include food and the built environment, product and material innovation design, and the circular economy.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue24-zwc.jpgRead more...zwcFull
EVCondo.ca website launchedhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/335/EVCondo.ca website launchedEVCondo.ca website launched<div class="ExternalClass26D0F1CBD0AF4E6B9D53F79DCA55AFC8"><p>​<a href="http://evcondo.ca/" target="_blank">EVcondo.ca</a> walks through the typical steps taken by residents and stratas in the process of getting electric vehicle charging installed in strata buildings.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue24-evcondo.jpgRead more...evcondoFull
Cultural grants awardedhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/336/Cultural grants awardedCultural grants awarded<div class="ExternalClass57CCB128D0004B40A21E9729F731B6C0"><p>​Metro Vancouver's Board recently approved grants to 24 community arts and culture organizations across the region through this annual program. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue24-culturalgrants.jpgRead more...culturalFullThis image is captured from the web pages of the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, one of the 2016 Culture Grant recipients.
Pilot grease campaign launches in Richmondhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/337/Pilot grease campaign launches in RichmondPilot grease campaign launches in Richmond<div class="ExternalClassC1513893276148B28DC489EDCF313B90"><p>​Cooking with fats, oils and grease? In the drain grease hardens and can clog sewers, and cause overflows. The best choice to cleaning up is to Wipe it, Green Bin it.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue24-greasebanner.jpgRead more...greaseFull
Purpose-built rental housing- what workshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/338/Purpose-built rental housing- what worksPurpose-built rental housing- what works<div class="ExternalClass264AEF52663047A59E3524F451EA4D76"><p>​Developed with input from local municipalities, the housing industry and non-profit housing stakeholders, this report includes measures to sustain and develop purpose built-rental housing.<br><br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue24-RentalHousing.jpgRead more...housingFull
Recycling demolition materials improvinghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/339/Recycling demolition materials improvingRecycling demolition materials improving<div class="ExternalClass95BDE519B11D476085E46ECA5275B9FD"><p>​Metro Vancouver has an initiative to keep clean, recyclable wood out of the garbage, and it's working. Other common demolition wastes include asphalt, building materials, rubble, and plastic. <br><br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue24-demolitionwaste.jpgRead more...recyclingFull
Seymour River rock slide updatehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/340/Seymour River rock slide updateSeymour River rock slide update<div class="ExternalClassA2A4044CB49D42C99F9A3E5A20796F31"><p>​The Seymour Salmonid Society, with many community partners, is trying to re-establish natural river flows, and access to spawning grounds, in the Seymour River.  </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue24-SeymourRockSlide.jpgRead more...rockslideFull
Stanley Park Causeway watermain repairhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/341/Stanley Park Causeway watermain repairStanley Park Causeway watermain repair<div class="ExternalClassE6B57A7BB51F47E08C2877D11B77E7A6"><p>​Late this past summer a water main near the Causeway in Stanley Park began to leak. Find out about the process to repair the leak, and future plans for this segment of our drinking water transmission system. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue24-StanleyParkCauseway.jpgRead more...stanleyparkFull
Gilbert Trunk Sewer updatehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/342/Gilbert Trunk Sewer updateGilbert Trunk Sewer update<div class="ExternalClass0F0617693D3A4CEFA27CEBB9689DC0B1"><p>​If you live in, or travel through Richmond, find out about the current project to install about 10 kilometers of sewer main along Gilbert Road to protect the environment and provide long-term, secure sewage collection. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue24-GilbertRoad.jpgRead more...gilbertFull
Lynn Valley drinking water reservoirhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/343/Lynn Valley drinking water reservoirLynn Valley drinking water reservoir<div class="ExternalClass10A5C6242CF14C0ABB9EF477FCCC84E6"><p>​Read about a new drinking water in-system reservoir in the District of North Vancouver. It provides drinking water for homes and businesses on the North Shore, and blends in with the neighbourhood trail system. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue24-LynnValleyReservoir.jpgRead more...lynnvalleyFull
Join the Regional Parks Ecoblitz Oct 15 to 23http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/344/Join the Regional Parks Ecoblitz Oct 15 to 23Join the Regional Parks Ecoblitz Oct 15 to 23<div class="ExternalClass265D84B5871C4D188C1F7480A62F5A02"><p>​You can volunteer for the annual Regional Parks Ecoblitz, Saturday, October 15 to Sunday, October 23. Plant trees, pull weeds, and get your chance to help take care of a regional park near you. <br><br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue24-Ecoblitz.jpgRead more...ecoblitzFull



Check it outhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/345/Check it outCheck it out<div class="ExternalClassC1524C3FA4B0430D8CFCB1DB6EE5F072"><p>​The newest edition of <a href="/events/regional-parks-nature-program/Pages/default.aspx?utm_source=newsletter48&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver Regional Parks’ Program Guide – Check it Out! – </a> is ripe and ready for the picking. This fall guide is full of familiar and fresh events, programs and activities to connect you with nature in your local regional parks. There’s something for everyone.</p></div>Read more...cioSummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Television Showshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/346/Metro Vancouver Television ShowsMetro Vancouver Television Shows<div class="ExternalClass4070CEA9D5724213B89A28F70578E689"><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/219185038" target="_blank">Managing Rain on Residential Lots</a></strong>: A draft regulation is in the works for managing stormwater on single lot residential developments to reduce the impact of the increased footprint of paved and hard surface areas replacing older, smaller homes. Strategies under consideration include thicker topsoil, disconnecting downspouts to sewer systems and creating rain gardens.</p><p> <strong><a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up/219185536" target="_blank">National Aboriginal Day in Burnaby</a></strong>: On June 21st, Burnaby celebrated its first National Aboriginal Day event to highlight the unique heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.</p><p> <strong><a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up/219184922" target="_blank">Maple Ridge Tree Bylaw</a></strong>: Trees in urban areas provide many ecological services that enhance livability in our region. In Maple Ridge, a new tree protection bylaw places more emphasis, education and enforcement on preserving tree canopy.</p></div>Read more...tvSummaryBottom
Fast Facts about EVCondo.cahttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-24/347/Fast Facts about EVCondo.caFast Facts about EVCondo.ca<div class="ExternalClass190553361C2D4401B98547A7537EE077"><p>​Meet <a href="/services/air-quality/climate-action/transportation-programs/ev-strata-condo/Pages/default.aspx?utm_source=newsletter48&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update" target="_blank">EVCondo.ca</a>, Metro Vancouver’s new website dedicated to setting up electric vehicle charging in stratified buildings. Or, use it to find existing EV-friendly buildings. </p><ul><li>Electric vehicles are becoming more popular in Canada, and BC has hundreds of public charging stations at supermarkets, work places, community centres, and in homes. </li><li>In British Columbia, driving with electricity can be up to 70-80% cheaper than driving with gasoline.</li><li>There are two main types of electric vehicles: pure battery electric, and plug-in hybrid electric. Read up on them <a href="/services/air-quality/climate-action/transportation-programs/ev-strata-condo/key-info/electric-vehicles/Pages/default.aspx?utm_source=newsletter48&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update" target="_blank">here.</a> </li><li>Electric vehicles can be charged at a variety of locations, but 80-90% of electric vehicle charging is done at home, overnight because it is easy and convenient.</li><li>It is possible to charge an electric vehicle in an apartment and townhouse.</li><li><a href="/services/air-quality/climate-action/transportation-programs/ev-strata-condo/Pages/default.aspx?utm_source=newsletter48&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update" target="_blank">EVCondo.ca</a> helps you, your strata council and your property manager through the steps to establishing electric vehicle charging stations in your multi-family building</li><li>The <a href="/services/air-quality/climate-action/transportation-programs/ev-strata-condo/homeowner-tenants/find-ev-strata-buildings/Pages/default.aspx?utm_source=newsletter48&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update" target="_blank">EV-friendly building map</a>, populated by people like you, already identifies 12 apartments, condominiums or townhomes that have EV charging. This number is growing.</li><li>And it offers a <a href="/services/air-quality/climate-action/transportation-programs/ev-strata-condo/strata-council-managers/strata-registry/Pages/Register.aspx?utm_source=newsletter48&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update" target="_blank">FREE registration system</a> to promote your EV-friendly building</li></ul></div>Read more...factsSummaryBottom