WelcomeWelcome2017-02-27T08:00:00ZGP0|#97c53a9a-55fd-4128-87f7-a37055130c5a;L0|#097c53a9a-55fd-4128-87f7-a37055130c5a|Issue 29;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass05CF693C72F049CD91F8C44AACDDF305"><p>Welcome to the February Metro Vancouver Update - our first issue as the Metro Vancouver Regional District - we have officially changed our name from the Greater Vancouver Regional District.</p><p>Top of mind in this issue is homelessness. Metro Vancouver’s Regional Homelessness Task Force released its position paper: Addressing Homelessness in Metro Vancouver identifying 12 critical actions to address an identified crisis situation for homelessness across our region. We're also coordinating the 2017 Homeless Count, set for March 7th and 8th.</p><p>Metro Vancouver Regional Parks is launching its 50th anniversary celebration. Join in the fun and get a regional parks passport that can be stamped at 18 celebratory events being held at parks across the region. </p><p>This edition also contains updates on recycling rates, treating your drinking water, electric vehicle charging stations and much more. </p><p> <span lang="EN-US">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 </span> <a href="/events/sri-mailing-lists/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <span lang="EN-US">here</span></a><span lang="EN-US">.</span></p><p>​</p><p> <span aria-hidden="true"></span> <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