WelcomeWelcome2017-07-31T07:00:00ZGP0|#2c0fce0a-9b46-4bae-b276-c523188c6aa3;L0|#02c0fce0a-9b46-4bae-b276-c523188c6aa3|Issue 34;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass411E7881302148C48089BBB052DE1021"><p>It's been a busy month at Metro Vancouver. </p><p>A raft of new initiatives have been introduced this month, including a new carbon price policy as well as a proposed new generator levy and hauler's fee that are aimed at ensuring all waste generators in the region contribute to the fixed costs of the region's transfer station network.</p><p>At the same time, plans are afoot for a new park management plan for Widgeon Marsh, a much-needed water supply tunnel under the Burrard Inlet and updating the region's water response plan to better serve our needs as weather patterns continue to change. We are also considering the disposal of expanded polystyrene and plan to hold a series of public consultations this fall over proposed changes to our Development Cost Charge program.</p><p>Improvements continue at the Iona Island Secondary Wastewater Treatment plant and our Zero Waste Conference will be held this year in November. </p><p>And as always, events continue in our Regional Parks to commemorate our 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary celebration so perhaps you can still catch one this summer. Have a wonderful summer. We will see you in September.</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