WelcomeWelcome2017-03-30T07:00:00ZGP0|#4bfff573-f035-496d-a2db-b90f29d95f52;L0|#04bfff573-f035-496d-a2db-b90f29d95f52|Issue 30;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass1C763C5EDFE44316A894D5A56EA48FBA"><p>​Welcome to the Metro Vancouver Update newsletter, March edition. It's been a hectic month, with several crucial announcements, such as funding for the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant, as well as continued efforts aimed at making Metro Vancouver a more livable region.</p><p>Homelessness remains in the forefront, with volunteers scouring the streets and shelters last month as part of the regional Homeless Count (preliminary numbers are expected in April). We also launched our Regional Parks passports as part of our 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary celebration, so hope you can head out to one of 18 celebratory events being held at parks across the region. </p><p>This edition also includes updates on Metro Vancouver's ecological restoration team, Census population data, and the exciting news that a music video performed in the underground Break Head Tank at the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant is nominated for a Juno on April 2. </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"> here</a>. </p><p> <em> </em></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