Metro Vancouver Update

Happy New Year and welcome to the January Metro Vancouver Update. We are excited to share some of our latest projects and initiatives as we dive into 2021.

We are pleased to announce that David Flaks has been appointed as the new president of the Regional Economic Prosperity Service, which will work to realize the region’s full economic potential.

In this issue we highlight other new developments including a look at new technologies to help manage our sewer system and water supply, and a recently approved greenways plan to keep us moving towards an integrated network of greenways across the region.

We are also sharing how to recycle e-waste and reviewing our air quality bylaw to better reflect costs, particularly with regard to odour-related emissions.

We look forward to keeping you up to date on important developments through 2021.

Metro Vancouver Appoints President of Regional Economic Prosperity Service

On January 15, Metro Vancouver announced the appointment of David Flaks as president of the Regional Economic Prosperity Service, a…

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Air Quality Fees Bylaw Under Review

Metro Vancouver is reviewing its air quality fees bylaw to better address emissions related to air contaminants, including odour-related contaminants.…

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Snowpack Monitoring in the Region’s Watersheds

Metro Vancouver is currently testing new technologies to improve how it monitors snowpack in the watersheds that provide the region’s…

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Regional Greenways Plan Approved

On November 27, 2020, Metro Vancouver approved an updated plan to expand the regional greenway network. Regional Greenways 2050 is…

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Using New Technologies to Inspect Regional Sewers

Metro Vancouver is currently testing new technologies to help it better manage the regional sewer system. Metro Vancouver is responsible…

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Promoting Electronics and Battery Recycling

Wondering what to do with those old batteries sitting at the back of the drawer? Hint: they don’t belong in…

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Events & Videos

The latest audit of the region’s waste shows a surge in personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks and gloves.

Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant will be turning surplus digester gas into pipeline-quality gas to power 400 homes.

Learn more about how sea stars stalk, capture and consume their prey from Park Interpreter Melissa Holloway at Belcarra Regional…

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Climate Action in Metro Vancouver: A Webinar Series

Date: January 26 – March 9 (Tuesdays) Local governments have been active on climate change for 20 years, but we…

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