Metro Vancouver Update

Welcome to the July issue of the Metro Vancouver Update.

Dry, hot weather has resulted in devastating wildfires across the province. In this issue, learn how highly trained Metro Vancouver watershed protection wildfire crews are helping with the province’s wildfire response, and how to enjoy regional parks when the fire rating is high or extreme.

In this issue, you can also read about the Metro Vancouver Zero Emission Innovation Centre, one of seven Low Carbon Cities Canada Centres designed to support a wide range of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the addition of 3.4 hectares of newly acquired property to Kanaka Creek Regional Park in Maple Ridge.

Stop by and say hello to Metro Vancouver at the PNE this summer, and be sure to register for the 2021 Zero Waste Conference, schedule to take place on October 28. You can find out more about both events in this issue.

Thanks for reading the July issue of Metro Vancouver Update. We look forward to reconnecting in September. Together we make our region strong.

Metro Vancouver Fire Crews Deployed to Help B.C. Wildfire Service

When wildfires broke out in the Interior in July and the B.C. Wildfire Service needed help, Metro Vancouver’s highly trained…

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Kanaka Creek Regional Park Expanded to More Than 450 Hectares

Metro Vancouver has protected more scenic and ecologically sensitive lands for public enjoyment, with the recent addition of 3.4 hectares…

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Learn More About Metro Vancouver at the PNE

With summer now in full swing, Metro Vancouver is preparing an interactive, informative and fun exhibit for this year’s highly…

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Work Under Way to Establish Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre

Metro Vancouver is involved in many strategies and initiatives to help mitigate the impacts of climate change on our region,…

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Updating How We Manage Our Region’s Wastewater

Metro Vancouver is updating its Liquid Waste Management Plan and wants to hear from you. Every day, the region produces…

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‘Heat Dome’ Results in Air Quality Advisories, Dry Conditions

Temperatures soared to unprecedented levels across Metro Vancouver in late June as a “heat dome” formed over the province. The…

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Solid Waste Management Plan Public Engagement Begins

Metro Vancouver is updating its Solid Waste Management Plan, building on the strengths of the current plan, and identifying opportunities…

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Registration Open for 2021 Zero Waste Conference

If you’re interested in exploring how to create a future without waste, be sure to register for the 2021 Zero…

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Draft Metro 2050 Released for Comment

A draft of Metro 2050, the update to the regional growth strategy, is now available for comment. The draft keeps…

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Construction Industry Could Divert More Waste: Report

Effective action on waste prevention requires good data, which is why the National Zero Waste Council’s Construction and Demolition Working…

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Events & Videos

If you’d like to learn more about how the chairs of Metro Vancouver’s boards and committees are leading our region…

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The Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in Richmond, was built in 1963. It provides primary treatment to wastewater from…

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Perseids Meteor Shower

Join us for a two-part program: a webinar to learn about constellations, followed by an in-park night of stories and…

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Zero Waste Conference Registration Open

For 11 years, the Zero Waste Conference has been at the forefront of Canada’s circular economy journey, bringing together thought…

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