Welcome to Metro Vancouver UpdateWelcome to Metro Vancouver Update2016-11-30T08:00:00ZGP0|#b009e37c-8145-4c7a-9df2-56f99def4f75;L0|#0b009e37c-8145-4c7a-9df2-56f99def4f75|Issue 26;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassC472060CBF1D470DB0BA520151602099"><p>Welcome to the Metro Vancouver Update, bringing you news and information from around the region. If you enjoy reading the Metro Vancouver Update, share it with a friend, and welcome them to subscribe <a href="/events/sri-mailing-lists/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <span lang="EN-US">here</span></a>. </p><p>In this issue, we visit the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve Open House, the first of what will be an annual event. We also learn about the Emotive campaign, where you can try out an electric vehicle and have all your questions answered by enthusiastic owners.</p> <p>Smell wood smoke in your neighbourhood? Find out about the region's air quality health index. And if you're renovating, we have an update on how we're managing the challenge of the safe recycling and disposal of gypsum. </p><p>And, finally, whether you shop ahead or wait until the 23rd of December, our Create Memories Not Garbage campaign offers over 50 helpful tips to celebrate sustainably and keep you on the nice list.</p><p> <em>Metro Vancouver is a federation 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