Metro Vancouver Update

Welcome to fall and the latest issue of Metro Vancouver Update!

It is important to acknowledge that this past month marked the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This is a new federal statutory holiday established in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action No. 80, for public commemoration of the history and legacy of colonization and residential schools. Metro Vancouver treated this day as a statutory holiday to provide staff with the opportunity to learn, recognize and reflect on the tragic history and ongoing intergenerational impacts incurred by Indigenous Peoples. As an organization, Metro Vancouver continues to strengthen its relationships with local First Nations through: community forums and other special events; leadership and technical meetings; information-sharing and engagement processes; and economic and procurement opportunities on capital and infrastructure projects, regional parks and regional planning initiatives, and many other endeavours.

In this issue of Metro Vancouver update, you can read about the recent Local Government Matters campaign — a non-partisan initiative to promote the critical needs of local governments during the federal election. Additionally, the final list of keynote speakers has been announced for the Zero Waste Conference! Read this issue to find out which world-class leaders, innovators and change makers will be featured at the event on October 28.

Thank you for reading the Metro Vancouver Update. Together we make our region strong.

Federal Parties Acknowledge That Local Government Matters in Canadian Election

Ahead of the Canadian election, Metro Vancouver shone a spotlight on critical regional issues. The Local Government Matters campaign focused…

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Wash Your Clothes in Cold — Our Ocean Thanks You

Your clean clothes have a dirty secret: every time you do laundry, the fabrics shed tiny fibres into the water,…

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Zero Waste Conference

Metro Vancouver and the National Zero Waste Council have lined up a stellar program of thought leaders, innovators and change…

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Clean Air Plan Receives Board Endorsement

Metro Vancouver’s Clean Air Plan, which contains actions meant to provide deep reductions in regional greenhouse gas emissions and yield…

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Wipe It, Green Bin It Campaign Returns in Time for Thanksgiving

Many people are unaware that oils and fats harden in sewers, and can bind with wipes and other detritus, congealing…

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Construction Begins on Fleetwood Reservoir and Water Main

Work is underway on a new reservoir and water main in Surrey that will help Metro Vancouver meet the demands…

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Metro Vancouver, Local Governments Work Together to Combat Illegal Dumping

In 2020, Metro Vancouver member jurisdictions reported approximately 47,000 illegal dumping incidents — up from 35,300 incidents five years ago.…

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Regional Parks — Building for the Future

Regional parks visitation continues to grow and Metro Vancouver has projects underway throughout the system to expand access, improve the…

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Metro Vancouver Introduces Invest Vancouver to Propel Region into New Economy

Metro Vancouver announced the of launch of Invest Vancouver — an economic development leadership service — on September 24. Invest…

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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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Metro Vancouver is working with the City of Delta to develop a management plan for the Delta Nature Reserve, Delta…

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Using a massive tunnel boring machine, Metro Vancouver has constructed a new water supply tunnel deep below the bottom of…

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Metro 2050 Public Webinar

Register online today to learn more about the draft of Metro 2050, the update to the regional growth strategy. On…

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Zero Waste Conference

  The Zero Waste Conference 2021 will be held on October 28. It’s not too late to register! Visit https://registration.metrovancouver.org/zwc…

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