Welcome to Metro Vancouver UpdateWelcome to Metro Vancouver Update2015-05-26T07:00:00ZGP0|#43c3f653-7096-4b77-bc83-97cb5d7ab958;L0|#043c3f653-7096-4b77-bc83-97cb5d7ab958|Issue 9;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass06C7F72BA0764A90B6FD94418F749160"><p>Welcome to the Metro Vancouver Update, bringing you news and information from around the region. This month we highlight: the completion of the $820 million <a href="/services/water/WaterPublications/SCFiltrPlant2010.pdf" target="_blank">Seymour-Capilano Filtration Project</a>, the opening of the hiking mecca Grouse Grind, an update on the Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel, short sea shipping in Metro Vancouver, a number of waste-reduction projects, volunteer appreciation in our Regional Parks, a study on transit and housing affordability as well as information on Metro Vancouver TV programs and events. Since mid-March, Board Chair Greg Moore has provided information on the connection between investing in transit and achieving the goals laid out in our regional growth strategy. You can read his blog posts <a href="http://metrovancouverblog.org/category/chair-update/" target="_blank">here</a>.<br><br>Metro Vancouver is a partnership of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans and delivers services throughout the region. Our core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment, and solid waste management – garbage and recycling. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system, and provides affordable housing. Metro Vancouver is governed by a Board of Directors of elected officials from each local authority.<br><br></p></div>