Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-39/563/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass33689087A08148D6B042BC7BB221E648"><p>​Happy New Year and welcome to the January Metro Vancouver Update. It's a new year ahead with many exciting initiatives on the horizon.</p><p>We recently approved additional money to acquire and protect more regional park land and have started a public consultation to address increasing complaints about odour issues across the region.</p><p>Our Palisade Lake Weather Station, which provides crucial weather information for our Water Services Division, has also been updated and we are expanding the South Surrey Interceptor to meet growing sewage demands south of the Fraser. </p><p>We also won an award for our regional grease <em>Wipe It, Green Bin It </em>campaign installation, which aims to educate residents about how to properly dispose of their kitchen oils and grease.  The campaign will continue to roll out in Surrey and Richmond and hopefully help us to reduce the number of costly clogs across the sewer system.</p><p>We look forward to highlighting more important events through 2018.</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>Read more...Welcome0 0


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Palisade Lake Weather Station bolsteredhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-39/564/Palisade Lake Weather Station bolsteredPalisade Lake Weather Station bolstered<div class="ExternalClass43A4CEE8E093403A982E2A2AC53F9741"><p>​The Palisade Lake Weather Station, part of an extensive network of automated weather stations within the region’s watersheds, has been given a much needed makeover.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue39-PalisadeLake.jpgRead more...FullPalisade Lake Weather Station during decommissioning
Regional Parks land acquisition funds growthhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-39/565/Regional Parks land acquisition funds growthRegional Parks land acquisition funds growth<div class="ExternalClassC70C301C5EAC4F29B790E2BF16DECC0F"><p>Metro Vancouver’s regional park are getting a boost after the Board agreed to double its annual tax requisition land acquisition program to protect more natural areas across the region. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue39-RegionalParks.jpgRead more...Full
Construction underway on South Surrey Interceptorhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-39/566/Construction underway on South Surrey InterceptorConstruction underway on South Surrey Interceptor<div class="ExternalClass180B67B9D6AF49D0847746A421D9C73D"><p>The South Surrey Interceptor is getting an upgrade to meet the demands of significant growth in Delta, South Surrey, White Rock and Langley.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue39-SSI.jpgRead more...Full
Public consulted on managing odourhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-39/567/Public consulted on managing odourPublic consulted on managing odour<div class="ExternalClass0473D3BCD10F4C46961EAFBAB331FDF0"><p> Metro Vancouver is consulting with the public on ways to reduce odour emissions across the region, following an increasing number of complaints about unpleasant odours. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue39-regulatingemissions.jpgRead more...Full
Grease campaign wins awardhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-39/568/Grease campaign wins awardGrease campaign wins award<div class="ExternalClass6EA808812AF84D2A9D35BCDDC7B356B5"><p>Metro Vancouver has won an IRIS reward for its regional <a href="/grease">Wipe It Green Bin It</a> grease campaign’s 3D transit shelter installation, released last fall.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue39-grease.jpgRead more...Full



Check it Out!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-39/569/Check it Out!Check it Out!<div class="ExternalClassEA6677479235448DA09F150FD02381AB"><p>The fall/winter edition of <a href="/events/regional-parks-nature-program/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver Regional Parks' Program Guide – Check it Out!</a> is jam-packed with events and programs to connect you with nature in your local regional parks.</p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Close Uphttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-39/570/Metro Vancouver Close UpMetro Vancouver Close Up<div class="ExternalClass842E349EF9E54525BDB5E1291F9762AA"><table width="100%" style="background:none;border:0px currentcolor;"><tbody style="background:none;"><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/01/15/lagoons-legacy-in-port-coquitlam/" target="_blank"><img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue39-lagoon.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a> </td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="https://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/01/15/lagoons-legacy-in-port-coquitlam/" target="_blank">Lagoons Legacy in Port Coquitlam: </a></strong> The City of Port Coquitlam has made a significant contribution to the region’s wilderness areas by transforming two old sewage lagoons into a 27-acre park with ponds, marshes, meadows, forests and aquatic habitats. </td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/01/16/sea-of-stories-white-rock-play/" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue39-seaofstories.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/01/16/sea-of-stories-white-rock-play/" target="_blank">Sea of Stories, A White Rock Play</a></strong>: A professional theatre group in White Rock has added a page to Greater Vancouver’s collective history books. In ‘Sea of Stories,’ a teenager begrudgingly researches White Rock for a school project and discovers himself immersed in vignettes from different eras.</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
The Sustainable Regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-39/571/The Sustainable RegionThe Sustainable Region<div class="ExternalClass76C339AFDD404A29ADD3FD2DA071CD60"><table width="100%" style="background:none;border:0px currentcolor;"><tbody style="background:none;"><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/246190407" target="_blank"><img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue39-tristramstuart.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/246190407" target="_blank">Episode 10 Tristram Stuart Zero Waste Conference 2017 Closing </a></strong>: Vancouver's annual Zero Waste Conference addresses one of the biggest challenges of our time – the massive amounts of waste generated in today's society. Issues such as plastic pollution, food waste, and textile recycling were key themes at this year's conference. Closing the event was a keynote speech by a world-renowned zero waste activist. Tristram Stuart has made food waste reduction his life's work. From championing new legislation, to innovative uses for unused bread, he has become a global force in the fight to eliminate food waste. In this episode, we are pleased to share his inspiring closing keynote address.</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom