WelcomeWelcome2017-01-26T08:00:00ZGP0|#59156931-d501-4376-b60c-94cddcdcafc8;L0|#059156931-d501-4376-b60c-94cddcdcafc8|Issue 28;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass689DFBB8208B4B528DE5E9A98AC7886B"><p>​Welcome to the first Metro Vancouver Update newsletter of 2017. We launch the new year with a variety of stories from improvements at the North Shore Transfer Station to plans to update air quality regulations for off-road diesel engines.</p><p>Though it may feel incongruous given we're in the middle of winter, we're looking ahead to summer, and with that, asking for feedback on some proposed changes to the regional summer water use regulations. An <a href="/services/water/engagement/WSRP-review/wsrp-feedback-form-local-government/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">online survey</a> is open until January 31<sup>st</sup>. </p><p>If you've recovered from navigating the snow and icy sidewalks and are ready to embrace winter in a more calm, pristine setting, register for a snowshoe <a href="/events/watershed-tours/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">watershed tour</a> or take a walk and catch your breath in a beautiful regional park.</p><p>The Metro Vancouver Update brings 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> </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