Did You Know?Did You Know?2014-12-18T08:00:00ZGP0|#235a6d6c-f602-454f-bc90-1d7ca0adff96;L0|#0235a6d6c-f602-454f-bc90-1d7ca0adff96|Issue 4;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassC5AEA87B7B0146E8B7900DA5E11324AB"> <ul> <li style="padding-bottom:15px;">Metro Vancouver has joined the <a href="http://www.chf.bc.ca/sites/stage.chf.affinitybridge.com/files/1149%20HSG%20Charter%20with%20Signatures.pdf" target="_blank">Canadian Rental Housing Coalition</a> which brings together industry, non-profit and government leaders to call for more affordable rental housing, and to increase the supply of rental housing across the country. </li> <li style="padding-bottom:15px;">With venues ranging from pristine wilderness to immaculate heritage homes only a short distance from the city centre, Metro Vancouver regional parks and conservation reserves are favoured location sites for filming movies, television programs and commercials. In 2013, the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve experienced its busiest year of filming since 2003. Based on public concerns and environmental considerations, as well as special events and construction in the reserve, Metro Vancouver staff carefully evaluate all filming requests. To support the BC film and production industry, staff do their best to make the booking process easy. <a href="/filming/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Information on policy, fees and permits </a>is available in one convenient location. </li> <li style="padding-bottom:15px;">Metro Vancouver supports a public education program on when to call <a href="/services/regional-planning/electoral-area-a/services/emergency-planning/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">9-1-1 </a>and what to expect when your call is routed to police departments, RCMP detachments, fire departments and the ambulance service. The program is provided by the <a href="http://www.ecomm911.ca/" target="_blank">E-Comm centre</a>, which provides educational materials on the difference between an emergency and non-emergency call, and how to properly use 9-1-1. Interpretation services are available to help callers in over 170 languages. Children’s educational materials are also available such as a storybook (available in six languages) about 9-1-1 and interpretation services, a colouring and activity sheet on the difference between emergency and non-emergency calls, magnets, bookmarks, and stickers. All materials are <a href="http://www.ecomm911.ca/911-education/education-materials.php" target="_blank">available without charge </a></li></ul></div>